Oral history interview with Hunter Kariher, 1992 May 22-23
Penland School of Handicrafts
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Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes.
Transcript: 22 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Hunter Kariher conducted 1992 May 22-23, by Jane Kessler, for the Archives of American Art.
Kariher discusses his education and early training; working for Wendell Castle; managing his own woodworking studio for seventeen years; his career at Penland School of Handicrafts beginning in 1977; becoming director of the school in 1989; former directors; the significance of Penland to the field of American crafts; Penland in comparison to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and to Anderson Ranch; and his vision for the future of the school.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hunter Kariher, 1992 May 22-23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Women's Committee.
Hunter Kariher is a woodworker and administrator at the Penland School, Penland, N.C.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001