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Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
San Francisco State University -- Students  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 September 15-October 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beverly Mayeri conducted 2007 September 15 and October 3, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Mayeri's studio, in Sausalito, California.
An interview of Beverly Mayeri, conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio in Mill Valley, California, on September 15, 2007 and October 3, 2007. Mayeri speaks of her childhood in New Jersey; the artistic and creative activities of her parents; her mother, who was a watercolorist; her father, who was an inventor, woodworker, and artist; enjoying setting up and conducting biology experiments in high school; working as an intern marine biologist between senior year of high school and freshman year of college; attending the University of California, Berkeley and receiving her degree in zoology; becoming interested in clay during her senior year at Berkeley; her marriage, daughter, and time spent in New York City where she was unable to focus on ceramics; participating in classes and workshops at the Sausalito Art Center upon her return to California; her early functional, production work; being inspired by Karen Breschi's work, which led to the Mother series; working from her garage; attending graduate school at San Francisco State University; reading Erich Neumann's "The Great Mother" and becoming interested in the psychological world within individuals and expressing that through art; the development of the checkerboard theme in her work; expressing a personal truth that others will recognize in themselves; the prevalence of faces, animals, patterns, and texture in her work; portraiture and anatomy; working with dark clay; exploring environmental themes; the connection between expressing both human and environmental frailty; the cyclical nature of her work in returning to previous themes; conveying stillness versus gesture; her experience with galleries, including Susan Cummins Gallery, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, and Ivory Kimpton Gallery; the freedom of working with acrylic paint as opposed to glaze; and becoming more involved in environmental activism. Mayeri also recalls Peter Marler, Marni Turkel, Diana Bohn, Marilyn Stiles, Steven De Staebler, Robert Arneson, José Argüelles, Wendy Gruber, Mimi Chen-Ting, Gail Van Dyke, Daniel Goldstein, Allan Frumkin, George Adams, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Mayeri (1944- ) is a ceramist in Mill Valley, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 34 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mayeri07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeri07

Oral history interview with Paula Colton Winokur

Interviewee:
Winokur, Paula, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Beaver College -- Faculty  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Helen Drutt Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Temple University. -- Students  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Blai, Boris, 1893-1985  Search this
Bobrowicz, Yvonne  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Cushing, Val M.  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Ferguson, Ken, 1928-  Search this
Heizer, Michael, 1944-  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Leon, Dennis, 1933-  Search this
Long, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Love, Arlene, 1953-  Search this
Marks, Graham, 1951-  Search this
McKinnell, James  Search this
Mestre, Enrique, 1936-  Search this
Minter, Myrna  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Notkin, Richard  Search this
Randall, Theodore, 1914-1985  Search this
Schulman, Norman, 1924-  Search this
Sedestrom, Carol  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Shores, Kenneth, 1928-  Search this
Simon, Sandy  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf, 1911-2002  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Vavrek, Ken  Search this
Winokur, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Ólafur Elíasson, 1967-  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 24 min.))
171 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Alaska
Hungary
Iceland
Mesa Verde (Calif.)
Rocky Mountains
Stonehenge (England)
Date:
2011 July 21-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paula Colton Winokur conducted 2011 July 21-22, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Winokur's home and studio, in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Paula speaks of taking drawing and painting classes at the Graphic Sketch Club (now the Fleischer Art Memorial) in Philadelphia at age 11; her first experience handling clay at 13 or 14 when taking a class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; when her family agreed to send her to college, providing she became a teacher, and she attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University as a painting major; the influence of her teacher Rudolf Staffel in her sophomore year when she took a ceramics class and fell in love with working in clay; meeting her husband Robert Winokur when they were students at Tyler, getting married in 1958, eventually having two sons; glaze testing to find a palette of glazes to use; moving to Massachusetts and starting Cape Street Pottery for their production pottery; her involvement with NCECA [National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts] and other professional organizations; when she began a 30-year teaching career at Beaver College in 1973 (more recently known as Arcadia University), building their ceramics department; changing from using stoneware to porcelain in 1970; making boxes and architectural forms; how she stopped making functional items when her first child was born and began creating the things she wanted to; the decision in 1982 to make landscapes and how geology, the Artic, and threats to the environment influence her work; the process she uses when creating texture; selling exclusively through the Helen Drutt Gallery beginning in 1973 until the gallery closed in 2011; the important influences in her work of artists such as Michael Heizer, Carl Andre, Richard Long, Richard Serra, Olafur Eliasson, and Steven De Staebler and others; the immense the geologic formations of Mesa Verde, the Rocky Mountains, Stonehenge, Alaska and Iceland are inspiring; various lecturing opportunities and exhibits through the years, as well as a working residency she took advantage of in Hungary in 1994; slowly moving away from glazes and instead using metallic sulfates for color; that her intention is to express the relationship between the internal part of herself and the external world for other people to experience and find something in common; the importance of a liberal arts education for art students; her gelatin and clay prints; the concern over collectors of clay art dying off and no new ones taking their places; that galleries are closing and Internet galleries are the norm; meeting photographer, Imogen Cunningham, and seeing her as a wonderful role model; and the feeling that the high cost of fuel and the invention of newer materials may end ceramic classes. Paula also recalls Lowell Nesbitt, Myrna Minter, Arlene Love, Dennis Leon, Boris Blai, Ted Randall, Val Cushing, Norm Schulman, Jim McKinnel, Gertrud Natzler, Otto Natzler, Ken Ferguson, Rose Slivka, Enrique Mestre, Sandy Simon, Wayne Higby, Richard Notkin, Graham Marks, Toshika Takaezu, Yvonne Bobrowicz, Ken Vavrek, Carol Sedestrom, Lois Moran, and Ken Shores and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paula Colton Winokur (1935- ) is a ceramist in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 9 sound files. Duration is 6 hr., 24 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramicists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.winoku11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winoku11

Oral history interview with Stephen De Staebler

Interviewee:
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Breslin, Ramsay  Search this
Extent:
118 Pages (Transcript (draft))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1994 March 27-May 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Stephen De Staebler conducted 1994 March 27-1994 May 1, by Ramsay Breslin, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Stephen De Staebler (1933-2011) was a sculptor from Berkeley, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 13 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 23 min.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.destae94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-destae94

Oral history interview with Stephen De Staebler, 1994 March 27-May 1

Interviewee:
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Breslin, Ramsay  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215845
AAA_collcode_destae94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215845

Left-Sided Angel, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Medium:
Figure: cast bronze; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Iowa State University Brunnier Art Museum 290 Scheman Building Ames Iowa 50011
Located Iowa State University Parks Library Entrance Ames Iowa Accession Number: U86.444
Date:
1986. Copyrighted 1986
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65060008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_31381

Stephen de Staebler : recent work

Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011-  Search this
Franklin Parrasch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1998
[1998]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB237.D49 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828864

Stephen De Staebler : major works from the 1980's

Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011-  Search this
Franklin Parrasch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
[10] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
NB237.D49 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829996

Stephen de Staebler : master artist tribute VI : a thirty-year survey

Title:
Master artist tribute VI
Thirty-year survey
Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011-  Search this
Hearst Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : col. ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
[2003]
Call number:
NB237.D49 H437 2003
N40.1.D46 H43 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840970

Stephen de Staebler : recent work, August 30 - October 1, 1994

Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Breslin, Ramsay Bell  Search this
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery  Search this
Subject:
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB237.D49 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768526

Stephen DeStaebler, an exhibition of recent bronzes / organized by the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, and the Art Museum Association of America

Title:
Stephen De Staebler, and exhibition of recent bronzes
Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011-  Search this
Lindberg, E. Theodore  Search this
Emily Carr College of Art and Design  Search this
Charles H. Scott Gallery  Search this
Art Museum Association of America  Search this
Subject:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011-  Search this
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
NB237.D49 A4 1983
N40.1.D468E5 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654869

Stephen De Staebler, the figure / essay by Donald Kuspit ; exhibition organized by Lynn Gamwell

Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Gamwell, Lynn 1943-  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Human figure in art  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D468 S19
N40.1.D468S19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362711

Stephen De Staebler, sculpture : the Oakland Museum, Art Special Gallery, September 10-November 10, 1974

Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Subject:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
Call number:
NB237.D49 O24X
NB237.D49O24X
N40.1.D468O2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_50986

Stephen De Staebler : October 17-November 29, 2008 / Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc

Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011-  Search this
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery  Search this
Subject:
DeStaebler, Stephen 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
Call number:
NB237.D49 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953792

Body language : the figure in sculpture : February 14 - May 24, 2009

Title:
Figure in sculpture
Author:
Neri, Manuel 1930-  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Beaumont, Hanneke 1947-  Search this
Fletcher, Valerie J  Search this
Vero Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Neri, Manuel 1930-  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Beaumont, Hanneke 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
9 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Figure sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB1930 .B64 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_964429

Matter + spirit : Stephen De Staebler / edited by Timothy Anglin Burgard ; with essays by Rick Newby and Dore Ashton

Title:
Matter and spirit : Stephen De Staebler
Stephen De Staebler
Stephen De Staebler, matter + spirit
Author:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Burgard, Timothy Anglin  Search this
Newby, Rick  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
Subject:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Physical description:
238 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
C2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_983569

Lounge Furniture, 1 of 32 pieces, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1970.107.1
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Furniture  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080042
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411209

Lounge Furniture, 2 of 32 pieces, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1970.107.2
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Furniture  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080043
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411210

Lounge Furniture, 3 of 32 pieces, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1970.107.3
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Furniture  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080044
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411211

Lounge Furniture, 4 of 32 pieces, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1970.107.4
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Furniture  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080045
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411212

Lounge Furniture, 5 of 32 pieces, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
De Staebler, Stephen 1933-2011  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1970.107.5
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Furniture  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080046
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411213

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