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MAG to SNAG: American Studio Jewelry 1940-1970

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
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2018-04-11T23:39:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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cooperhewitt
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008

Creator:
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Wearable art -- United States  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11070
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247399
AAA_collcode_socinort
Theme:
Craft
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_247399
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Newsletter

Creator:
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1975 Aug. 1
Citation:
Society of North American Goldsmiths. Newsletter, 1975 Aug. 1. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5376
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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SNAG Conference Folder

Creator:
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1979
Citation:
Society of North American Goldsmiths. SNAG Conference Folder, 1979. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Goldsmiths  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5377
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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By-laws of the Society of North American Goldsmiths

Creator:
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Type:
Legal Documents
Date:
circa 1969
Citation:
Society of North American Goldsmiths. By-laws of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, circa 1969. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5378
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Archives of American Art
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1984 Sterling Design Competition

Subject:
Bennett, Jaime  Search this
Lunt, Colby  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
Perry, Frank  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
Citation:
1984 Sterling Design Competition, 1984. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5379
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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Creative Casting

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1963 Sept. 20-Nov. 10
Citation:
Museum of Contemporary Crafts. Creative Casting, 1963 Sept. 20-Nov. 10. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5380
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Archives of American Art
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National Invitational Exhibition in Contemporary Jewelry

Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1974
Citation:
National Invitational Exhibition in Contemporary Jewelry, 1974. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5381
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5381

Masters of American Metalsmithing

Creator:
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1988 May 6-June 24
Citation:
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee. Masters of American Metalsmithing, 1988 May 6-June 24. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5382
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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Metals: New directions

Creator:
One Mellon Bank Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
ca. 1985
Citation:
One Mellon Bank Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Metals: New directions, ca. 1985. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5383
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Jewelry International

Creator:
American Craft Museum  Search this
Subject:
American Craft Museum  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1984 May 25-Sept. 1
Citation:
American Craft Museum. Jewelry International, 1984 May 25-Sept. 1. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5384
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5384
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Metalsmith 1981

Creator:
Visual Arts Exhibition Gallery, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas  Search this
Subject:
Visual Arts Exhibition Gallery, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1981
Citation:
Visual Arts Exhibition Gallery, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Metalsmith 1981, 1981. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5385
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Archives of American Art
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Form Beyond Function

Subject:
Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, Illinois  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1986 Mar. 8-Apr. 27
Citation:
Form Beyond Function, 1986 Mar. 8-Apr. 27. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5386
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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Objects for Preparing Food

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1972 Sept. 22-1973 Jan. 1
Citation:
Renwick Gallery. Objects for Preparing Food, 1972 Sept. 22-1973 Jan. 1. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5387
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Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008, bulk 1965-2008 bulk 1965-2008
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Archives of American Art
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Earl Krentzin: Silver Sculpture

Creator:
Kennedy Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Krentzin, Earl  Search this
Kennedy Galleries  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1969 Dec. 2-31
Citation:
Kennedy Galleries. Earl Krentzin: Silver Sculpture, 1969 Dec. 2-31. Society of North American Goldsmiths records, 1949-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5388
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5388

Oral history interview with Robert Ebendorf, 2004 April 16-18

Interviewee:
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rosolowski, Tacey A.  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Ebendorf, 2004 April 16-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Metal-workers -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelers -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11967
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247257
AAA_collcode_ebendo04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu, 2009 March 18-19

Interviewee:
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Baldridge, Mark S.  Search this
Choo, Chunghi  Search this
Christensen, Hans  Search this
Dingeldein, Otto  Search this
Eikerman, Alma  Search this
Farafol, Daphne  Search this
Fenster, Fred  Search this
Fike, Phillip G.  Search this
Halper, Vicki  Search this
Ho, Ron  Search this
Kidman, Hero  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent)  Search this
Marshall, John  Search this
Matsukata, Miye  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
McMurray, James  Search this
Moty, Eleanor  Search this
Noffke, Gary  Search this
Pujol, Eleanor  Search this
Seppä, Heikki  Search this
Turner, Gary  Search this
Warashina, Patti  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Lawrence Arts Center  Search this
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Afghanistan -- Description and travel
Australia -- description and travel
China -- description and travel
Indonesia -- description and travel
Iran -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Ohio -- Description and travel
Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel
Tibet (China) -- Description and travel
Turkey -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu, 2009 March 18-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Body adornment  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282415
AAA_collcode_hu09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Bruce Metcalf, 2009 June 10

Interviewee:
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Bennett, Jamie  Search this
Burns, Mark  Search this
Church, Sharon  Search this
Clark, Garth  Search this
Craig, Gabriel  Search this
Cummins, Susan  Search this
Daley, William  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P.  Search this
Flynn, Pat  Search this
Getty, Nilda  Search this
Gill, John  Search this
Griffin, Gary  Search this
Halem, Henry  Search this
Hammer, Wayne  Search this
Hash, Arthur  Search this
Jerry, Michael John  Search this
Long, Randy  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent)  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Koss, Gene  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
La Plantz, David  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
Mawdsley, Richard  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Morris, William  Search this
Pritchard, Marian  Search this
Rogers, Harriet  Search this
Rogers, Steve  Search this
Ruskin, John  Search this
Schaechter, Judith  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Slosberg, Jill  Search this
Wilson, Anne  Search this
Woell, J. Fred  Search this
Colorado State University  Search this
Kent State University  Search this
Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
State University of New York at New Paltz  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
California -- description and travel
Seoul (Korea) -- Description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Metcalf, 2009 June 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Communism  Search this
Deconstructivism (Architecture)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Formalism (Art)  Search this
Jewelers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16051
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)310185
AAA_collcode_metcal09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Bruce Metcalf

Interviewee:
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Colorado State University -- Faculty  Search this
Kent State University -- Faculty  Search this
Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
State University of New York at New Paltz -- Students  Search this
Syracuse University -- Students  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Faculty  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Bennett, Jamie, 1948-  Search this
Burns, Mark, 1950-  Search this
Church, Sharon, 1948-  Search this
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Craig, Gabriel  Search this
Cummins, Susan  Search this
Daley, William, 1925-2002  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P.  Search this
Flynn, Pat, 1954-  Search this
Getty, Nilda  Search this
Gill, John, 1949-  Search this
Griffin, Gary, 1945-  Search this
Halem, Henry  Search this
Hammer, Wayne  Search this
Hash, Arthur, 1976-  Search this
Jerry, Michael John, 1937-  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Koss, Gene  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
La Plantz, David  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Long, Randy  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
Mawdsley, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Morris, William, 1834-1896  Search this
Pritchard, Marian  Search this
Rogers, Harriet  Search this
Rogers, Steve  Search this
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900  Search this
Schaechter, Judith, 1961-  Search this
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Slosberg, Jill  Search this
Wilson, Anne, 1949-  Search this
Woell, J. Fred, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages (Transcript)
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (4 hr., 10 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
California -- description and travel
Seoul (Korea) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 June 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bruce Metcalf conducted 2009 June 10, by Edward S. Cooke, Jr., for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Metcalf's home, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Mr. Metcalf discusses his early years in Amherst, Massachusetts; beginnings as a maker with modeling clay and plastic airplane models; undergraduate years at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York in the late 1960s; early interest in architecture; early disenchantment with modernist discourse and theory; introduction to Marxist theory and idealism of the 1960s; summer trip to California in 1970; return to the East Coast upon the death of his father; return to college, transferring into jewelry in his senior year; influence of his teacher Michael Jerry; seeing the work in "Objects: USA" exhibition (1969) and influence of the work of J. Fred Woell, Richard Mawdsley, L. Brent Kington; rejection of current trends in art, including conceptual art and formalism; his affinity for the medium of metal, and hammersmithing; influence of funk ceramics, including work by Fred Bauer and Richard Shaw; brief stint at Montana State University, Bozeman; working in cardboard and wood; graduate school at the State University of New York, New Paltz; working with Robert Ebendorf and Kurt Matzdorf at New Paltz; work as a production artist/craftsperson; attending Rhinebeck, New York, craft fair in the mid-1970s; the influence of writings by William Morris and John Ruskin and the notion of "dignified labor"; graduate school at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; formulating his aesthetic of narrative symbolism; publication of his first article in 1977 as a response to review of the exhibition "Forms in Metal: 275 Years of Metalsmithing in America" (1975); yearlong teaching position at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; taking a teaching position at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (1986-1991); publication of his article "Crafts: Second-Class Citizens?" in the first issue of Metalsmith, 1980; growing involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths; development of his notion of "social utility" and the role and function of crafts and making; expansion of his writing on craft; rejection of the deconstructivist school of thought in the 1980s; abandonment of sculptural objects for jewelry in the early 1990s; return to Philadelphia in 1991; early teaching of history of craft, first at Kent, then on a Fulbright scholarship in Seoul, South Korea (1990), later at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in the early 1990s; influence of Martin Eidelberg; development of his vision for a history of craft course; collaboration with Janet Koplos on "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft"; use of his medium and craft to explore issues of nurturing and anxiety; the psychological/social effect and aesthetic importance of wearing jewelry (for the wearer and the artist); the pros and cons of craft collectors; the problematics of installation work by craft artists; recent trends in craft, including Anne Wilson's notion of "sloppy craft" and an "anti-craft" attitude; recent artists, including Arthur Hash and Gabriel Craig; lack of exhibition opportunities for younger/emerging artists; influential recent texts, including "Shards," by Garth Clark. He also recalls Robert Arneson, Randy Long, Carol Kumata, Jamie Bennett, Steve and Harriet Rogers, Wayne Hammer, Stanley Lechtzin, Gene Koss, Henry Halem, Mark Burns, Rose Slivka, Nilda Getty, Jill Slosberg, Sharon Church, John Gill, David La Plantz, Lois Moran; Gary Griffin; William Daley, Marian Pritchard, Glenn Adamson, Pat Flynn, Susan Cummins, and Judith Schaechter.
The following oral history transcript is the result of a recorded interview with Bruce Metcalf on June 10, 2009. The interview took place in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., and was conducted by Edward S. Cooke, Jr. for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This interview is part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Bruce Metcalf has reviewed the transcript. His corrections and emendations appear below in brackets with initials. This transcript has been lightly edited for readability by the Archives of American Art. The reader should bear in mind that they are reading a transcript of spoken, rather than written, prose.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce Metcalf (1949- ) is a jeweler and writer in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 10 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.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Communism  Search this
Deconstructivism (Architecture)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Formalism (Art)  Search this
Jewelers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.metcal09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974054f15-9dfd-4aea-98f7-707fd609918e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-metcal09
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Oral history interview with Robert Ebendorf

Interviewee:
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rosolowski, Tacey A.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 April 16-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Ebendorf conducted 2004 April 16-18, by Tacey Rosolowski, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Greenville, N.C.
Ebendorf speaks of growing up in Topeka, Kansas; spending time in his grandparents' tailor shop; his relationship with his parents; having difficulties in school; making jewelry in arts and crafts class; meeting Carlyle Smith and deciding to study art at the University of Kansas; staying at the University of Kansas to get his MFA in Three-Dimensional Design; taking part in important early exhibitions including the "Wichita National"; collaging in his artwork and letters; how his art professors including, Robert Montgomery, mentored him; studying metal craft in Norway on a Fulbright; getting a job teaching at Stetson University; returning to Norway on a Tiffany Grant and working in a goldsmith shop; rebuilding the metals program at the University of Georgia; traveling to Norway once again and designing for the David Anderson Firm; experimenting with mixed media and found objects in his work; exhibiting at the Susan Cummins Gallery; hunting for objects with his daughter Brittany; teaching at SUNY New Paltz; using the ColorCore material; expressing both the masculine and feminine in his art; and making crafts with his mother.
Ebendorf also speaks of his current daily routine and the importance of a home studio; the influence of Scandinavian art on his work, especially the art of Claus Bury; doing work on commission; teaching at Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; taking part in the founding of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and serving as President; teaching at East Carolina University; preparing students for a career in metalsmithing; the changing trends in American and European jewelry; organizing the "Conversations" series of workshops at SUNY New Paltz; reading various art publications and the need for more critical writing about craft; selling work at craft fairs; the challenges of working with various galleries and museums; the importance of his work Lost Souls and Found Spirits; his recent retrospective "The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years;" and his current work and plans for the future. Ebendorf also recalls Kurt Matzdorf, Fred Woell, Bill Brown, Philip Morton, Ronald Pearson, L. Brent Kington, Linda Darty, Jamie Bennett, Earl Krentzin, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Ebendorf (1938- ) is a metalsmith from Greenville, North Carolina. Tacey A. Rosolowski is an art historian from Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 29 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Metal-workers -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelers -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ebendo04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c76f828d-25b4-4579-9b75-fddfffa6eaac
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ebendo04
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