Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists, 1995
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-
Johnson, Gilbert C.
Nygren, John Fergus
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Sound recordings: 7 sound cassettes.
Transcripts: 42 p.
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Tapes and transcripts of interviews with North Carolina glass artists conducted by Mary Douglas as part of her research for a paper, "Rural Esthetics in the North Carolina Glass Community," delivered at the 1995 Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference in Asheville, N.C. Interviewees include: Rick and Valerie Beck, William Bernstein, Gilbert C. Johnson, Rob Levin, Joe Nielander, John and Sharon Nygren, and Kate Vogel and John Littleton.
Topics covered include "craft culture': whether there is a rural esthetic in North Carolina glass; the idea of community around Penland School and the surrounding region of the Southern Highlands; the significance of the region's craft history on contemporary glass artists; and the distinctive qualities of North Carolina glass.
Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists, 1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Art historian; Statesville, N.C.
Donated 1997 by Mary Douglas. The paper for which these interviews was conducted was subsequently published in the Glass Art Society Journal (1995, p. 34-41). Each of the artists interviewed agreed to donate their interviews to the Archives, with the exception of Harvey K. Littleton.
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