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Oral history interview with Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick, 2005 August 17-18

Interviewee:
Mace, Flora, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Subject:
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Anderson, Dale  Search this
Anderson, Doug  Search this
Benglis, Lynda  Search this
Ben Tré, Howard  Search this
Borenstein, Joan  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Dehoff, Bill  Search this
Dehoff, Sarah  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William  Search this
Pfaff, Judy  Search this
Pilloff, Bensen  Search this
Pilloff, Francine  Search this
Rooney, Alice  Search this
Rosenfield, Betsy  Search this
Royal, Rich  Search this
Saxe, Dorothy  Search this
Saxe, George  Search this
Scanga, Italo  Search this
Shirley, Jon  Search this
Shirley, Mary  Search this
Statom, Therman  Search this
Stroemple, George R.  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Vallien, Bertil  Search this
Welch, Ann  Search this
Wilmarth, Christopher  Search this
Wolff, Ann  Search this
Zynsky, Toots  Search this
Foster/White Gallery  Search this
Habatat Galleries  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick, 2005 August 17-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11940
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255912
AAA_collcode_mace05
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255912
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick

Interviewee:
Mace, Flora, 1949-  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Names:
Foster/White Gallery  Search this
Habatat Galleries  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design -- Students  Search this
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Anderson, Dale, 1944-  Search this
Anderson, Doug, 1943-  Search this
Ben Tré, Howard, 1949-2020  Search this
Benglis, Lynda, 1941-  Search this
Borenstein, Joan  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Dehoff, Bill  Search this
Dehoff, Sarah  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William, 1957-  Search this
Pfaff, Judy, 1946-  Search this
Pilloff, Bensen  Search this
Pilloff, Francine  Search this
Rooney, Alice, 1926-2019  Search this
Rosenfield, Betsy  Search this
Royal, Rich  Search this
Saxe, Dorothy  Search this
Saxe, George  Search this
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Shirley, Jon, 1938-  Search this
Shirley, Mary  Search this
Statom, Therman, 1953-  Search this
Stroemple, George R.  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Vallien, Bertil, 1938-  Search this
Welch, Ann  Search this
Wilmarth, Christopher  Search this
Wolff, Ann  Search this
Zynsky, Toots, 1951-  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Audio: 5 wav files (3 hrs., 17 min.), digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2005 August 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick conducted 2005 August 17-18, by Lloyd E. Herman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artists' home and studio, in Seattle, Washington.
They discuss their first meeting at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, in 1979; the structure of classes and teaching philosophies at Pilchuck in the late '70s and early '80s; the change in equipment and the growth of the Pilchuck campus through the years; their first projects together, which were wire drawings made by Flora and based on Joey's sketches; leaving Pilchuck after the summer session and moving together to Waterville, New Hampshire, where they worked in a studio at the Rhode Island School of Design with Dale Chihuly; building up a body of work and then having to decide whose work it was, at a time when collaborating and co-signing was not standard practice; going back to Pilchuck every summer for 14 years after first meeting there in 1979; beginning to teach as a collaborative team at Pilchuck in 1981, the first women to teach glass blowing at that school; building their house together on the grounds of Pilchuck, a design which was then emulated for dormitories at the school; convincing Dale Chihuly to lower the class size at Pilchuck to 10, down from 20, to allow teachers to work more closely with the students; early shows of their work at Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, Michigan, Ivor Kurland Gallery in Los Angeles, California, and Foster-White Galleries in Seattle, Washington; the support of their sisters and families throughout the years, mostly in providing them a place to stay as they traveled cross country; their relationships with collectors; what each artist brings to the partnership, including vision, inspiration, and technique; the influence of water on their work, as both artists are drawn to the sea and the tides; the purpose of their work, and what they feel it can bring to the viewer; the challenge given to the artists by Joan Borenstein to make 30 glass goblets, all with different fruits and vegetables; having their work cast at the Walla Walla Foundry; and the ideas behind various bodies of work, including the "Bird Pages" and the large latticino fruit. A more in-depth discussion of each artist's childhood, education, and artistic experiences prior to their meeting at Pilchuck can be found in the individual artist's interviews. They recall Italo Scanga, Bill Morris, Ben Moore, Rich Royal, Howard Ben Tre, Toots Zynsky, Therman Statom, Harvey Littleton, Lino Tagliapetra, Chris Wilmarth, Judy Pfaff, Lynda Benglis, Alice Rooney, Bertil Vallien, Ann Wolff, Betsy Rosenfield, George and Dorothy Saxe, Doug and Dale Anderson, Jon and Mary Shirley, Sarah and Bill Dehoff, Francine and Benson Pilloff, George Stroemple, Ann Welch, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Joey Kirkpatrick (1952- ) and Flora Mace (1949- ) are glass artists from Seattle, Washington. Lloyd E. Herman (1936- ) is a curator and former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery of Art and is currently from Seattle, Washington. Mace and Kirkpatrick have been working collaboratively on glass since the late 1970s.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 17 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:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mace05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98d0bff3c-9050-48a3-b06f-e1e6ab7ef3f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mace05
Online Media:

Extending the artist's hand : contemporary sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry / Mark Anderson, Chris Bruce, Keith Wells ; with an essay by Jim Dine

Title:
Artist's hand
Contemporary sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry
Author:
Anderson, Mark A (Mark Arthur) 1954-  Search this
Washington State University Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (State)
Walla Walla
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Bronze founding  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_754535

Mother and Child, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Emmerson, Thomas  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast bronze; Base: polished black granite
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Walla Walla 315 West Main Street Walla Walla Washington 99362
Located Corner of Palouse & Adler Streets Walla Walla Washington 99362
Date:
2003
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78640009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431233

Bolinar, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Libberton, John  Search this
Architect:
Olsen, Don  Search this
Designer:
Schwartz, David  Search this
Contractor:
Rich, Bill  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: 1/4 inch stainless steel; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Sausalito Foundation 637 Sausalito Boulevard Sausalito California 94965
Located Intersection of Bridgeway Street, Napa Street & Caledonia Street Sausalito California
Date:
1993
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001717
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341762

Double Boston Venus, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Dine, Jim 1935-  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: red granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Bulfinch Building 90 Canal Street Entrance Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Copyrighted 1986
Topic:
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Venus  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740041
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299641

Blooms in August, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Broel, Squire  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Bronze and concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Walla Walla 315 West Main Street Walla Walla Washington 99362
Located Main Street Walla Walla Washington 99362
Date:
Ca. 2000
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78640002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431140

Sound Ring, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lin, Maya 1959-  Search this
Fabricator:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Black walnut
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Cornell University Cornell Lab of Ornithology Johnson Visitor Center Ithaca New York 14853
Date:
Ca. 2014. Dedicated May 30, 2014
Topic:
Allegory--Other--Nature  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71501260
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_458816

Large Covered Wagon, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Otterness, Tom 1952-  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Walla Walla 315 West Main Street Walla Walla Washington 99362
Located Pioneer Park Walla Walla Washington 99362
Date:
2006
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Wagon  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78640014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431281

Valentine and Orson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Butterfield, Deborah 1949-  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: silicon bronze with ferric-nitrate/sulfur finish; Recessed foundation: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Greenwich Department of Parks & Recreation 101 Field Point Road, Town Hall Greenwich Connecticut 06830
Located Bruce Park Across from 399 Bruce Park Drive Greenwich Connecticut
Date:
Cast Nov. 1989. Dedicated May 19, 1990
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS CT000316
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_333979

Untitled, (sculpture)

Title:
Bronze Door Handles--Oregon Coast Aquarium, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Boyden, Frank  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry (possibly by)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Emerald Landscape and Nursery  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Door
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Oregon Coast Aquarium 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road Mounted on outside doors Newport Oregon 97365
Date:
Ca. 1992. Dedicated May 23, 1992
Topic:
Animal--Fish--Octopus  Search this
Animal--Bird--Loon  Search this
Object--Foliage--Seaweed  Search this
Object--Other--Shell  Search this
Control number:
IAS OR000233
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_325736

Untitled, (sculpture)

Title:
Cow and Coyote, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Rude, Brad  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Bronze partially painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Place:
Washington
Seattle
Date:
1990. Copyrighted 1990
Topic:
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Animal--Coyote  Search this
Control number:
IAS WA000219
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_329748

Playing in the Rain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Anderson, Dallas Jasper  Search this
Welder:
Fulcer, Jack  Search this
Contractor:
Brumbaugh, Len  Search this
Miller Electric Manufacturing Company  Search this
Miller Thermal  Search this
Founder:
Neenah Bronze and Aluminum Foundry  Search this
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast bronze; Base and pool: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Riverside Park East Wisconsin Avenue Neenah Wisconsin
Date:
Modeled 1991. Dedicated July 2, 1993
Topic:
Children  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Rain  Search this
Control number:
IAS WI000297
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_331563

The Cradle, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Boyden, Frank  Search this
Founder:
Walla Walla Foundry  Search this
Landscape architect:
Emerald Landscape and Nursery  Search this
Medium:
Bronze, cast and carved
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Oregon Coast Aquarium 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road Newport Oregon 97365
Date:
Ca. 1992. Dedicated May 23, 1992
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Animal--Fish--Crab  Search this
Animal--Other--Skeleton  Search this
Object--Other--Shell  Search this
Control number:
IAS OR000250
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_325827

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