Callahan McVay lives and works just up the road from Rockhoppers. He has a big old truck parked at the end of his driveway that says 'Distinctive Marker'. That, and the various art glass pieces decorating the place are sure indications that this place is home to an artist.
Callahan's work makes me sad that we only carry folk art. It would be great to carry some of his pieces, but glass art requires so many years of training and encompasses such a wide latitude of styles and forms that it rarely qualifies as folk art.
Here's a video of Callahan discussing and demostrating glass art.
Glass art on Whidbey Island.