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Oral history interview with Garth Clark, 2009 November 16-21

Interviewee:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pagliaro, John, 1970-  Search this
Subject:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art historians -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Art critics -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15745
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287070
AAA_collcode_clark09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287070

Oral history interview with Garth Clark, 2014 September 10

Interviewee:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Frey, Viola  Search this
Weiwei, Ai  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art critics -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16205
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368185
AAA_collcode_clark14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368185
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Cederquist

Interviewee:
Cederquist, John  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
California State University -- Students  Search this
Franklin Parrasch Gallery  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Saddleback College -- Faculty  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-  Search this
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Gaines, Tom  Search this
Hughes, Robert  Search this
Largin, Roberta Smith  Search this
Makepeace, John  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Parrasch, Franklin  Search this
Snidecor, John  Search this
Straight, Bob  Search this
Straight, Chris  Search this
Turnbull, George  Search this
Zuecher, Gary  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recording: 11 sound files (4 hr., 54 min.), digital, wav file)
111 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 April 14-15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Cederquist conducted 2009 April 14-15, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Cederquist's studio, in San Clemente, California.
John Cederquist speaks of his recent series Dollar Bill; his long-standing interest in perspective and use of tool imagery in his work; his childhood in Southern California; his early interest in art through custom car art; high school art instruction and focusing on craft; earning undergraduate and graduate degrees at California State University, Long Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s; teaching at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, starting in the early 1970s; work in wood and leather; other brief teaching jobs in Southern California universities; early exhibitions; exhibition and demonstrations at Parnham House, Beaminster, England, 1978; starting to teach perspective at Saddleback; Number One; the Egg and the Eye gallery/cafe, Los Angeles, California; Game Table [1982]; Auntie Macassar Goes West, 1987-88; philosophical and aesthetic differences between wood artists on the East and West coasts; exhibition: "Material Evidence: Master Craftsmen Explore ColorCore," Workbench: the Gallery, New York, New York, 1984; "California Woodworking," the Oakland Museum [of California, 1980; Thonet catalog as source material]; influence of animation in film and television; the perceptual and conceptual issues in translating two dimensions into three, and vice versa; the nature of illusion and perception; inclusion of work in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1989; the influence of How to Wrap Five Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging, Hideyuki Oka, Trumbull, Connecticut: Weatherhill, 1967; use of the Thomas Chippendale book (1754) as source material; subtle influence of cubism on Ghost Boy [1992] piece; his choice of furniture as the vehicle for his aesthetic exploration; series Furniture That Builds Itself (1991-2007), and continued influence of cartoons and animation; his choice of different kinds of wood; series How to Wrap Five Crates; series Kimonos and the influence of Japanese aesthetics; When Machines Dream of Hokusai [1995]: Road to Dreamland; series Wave (early to mid-1990s), and Tubular [1990], the first in the series; series Kosode; series This Is Not Lunch; historical Japanese tattoos as a source of inspiration; "Furniture That Builds Itself," Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York, 2003; sense of humor and "goofiness" in his work; Flat Foot Floogie Builds a Bench. [2003]; influence of photography on his work; his pieces as functional furniture and the artistic potential therein; social commentary in his recent Kosode pieces; Heavenly Victory; how his pieces get named; "The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion," Oakland Museum of California, 1999-2000; Breakthrough series: Steamer, early 1990s; Top Drawer (1985); Space Age Wave Machine (1999); use of thick wood instead of veneer; strengths and weaknesses of a university setting for art studies; the importance of being part of the craft movement; the role of Garth Clark's gallery in the movement; the importance of working with the Franklin Parrasch gallery; his admiration for art critic Robert Hughes; the role of online media in art journalism and criticism and journalism. He also recalls Gary Zuercher, Franklin Parrasch, John Snidecor, George Turnbull, John Makepeace, Edward S. Cooke, Garry Knox Bennett, Wendy Maruyama, Tom Gaines, Bob and Chris Straight, Arthur Danto, and Roberta Smith.
Biographical / Historical:
John Cederquist (1946- ) creates fine art furniture and wood sculpture. Cederquist is known for using trompe l'oeil in his work. He was educated at Long Beach State University and teaches at Saddleback College.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 54 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:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Cabinetmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Woodworkers -- California -- Interviews.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cederq09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cederq09

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-  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 H., 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
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.metcal09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-metcal09

Oral history interview with Cindy Kolodziejski

Interviewee:
Kolodziejski, Cindy, 1962-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
California State University, Long Beach -- Faculty  Search this
Frank Lloyd Gallery  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Otis College of Art and Design -- Students  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles. Library  Search this
Albuquerque, Lita  Search this
Bacerra, Ralph, 1938-2008  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Delisle, Roseline  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Giegerich, Jill, 1952-  Search this
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Marsh, Tony, 1954-  Search this
Mason, John, 1927-2019  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Pagel, David  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony, 1943-  Search this
Sturman, Eugene  Search this
Thomason, Barbara A.  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 wav files (4 hr., 10 min.), digital)
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and views
Arizona -- Description and Travel
California -- description and travel
China -- Description and Travel
Greece -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 May 5-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Cindy Kolodziejski conducted 2007 May 5-16, by Frank Lloyd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Frank Lloyd Gallery, in Santa Monica, California.
Kolodziejski speaks of moving in her early childhood from Germany to Arizona and finally to California; the divorce of her parents at a young age and her feelings of abandonment; her desire as a young child to be an artist; the early influence of her grandmother, an art teacher; teaching herself how to draw by copying images and creating still-lifes; an influential art teacher in high school who encouraged her to pursue college-level art classes and attend art school after graduation; her decision to enroll at Otis College of Art and Design; her foundation art classes at Otis and increasing interest in ceramics; choosing ceramics as a medium because of its flexibility and of form and potential for imagery; the value of her art education to her career; earning a Master of Fine Arts degree while teaching at California State University, Long Beach; the union of form, function, and imagery in her work, especially seen in a recent exhibition at the Frank Lloyd Gallery titled "Reversal of Fountain"; using the University of California, Los Angeles, libraries to find images at first, and later searching the internet for inspiration; creating pieces which play with and explore gender issues and sexuality; being reviewed and featured in articles which are especially concerned with issues of the body and femininity; the documentation of her art in various periodicals and texts, including a piece she wrote for Ceramics Monthly concerning her own work; gaining exposure through these articles, which helped to advance her career; the painstaking and technical process required to fashion her works of art; showing at the Garth Clark Gallery very quickly after graduation; traveling to Greece, China, Nepal, New York, and Italy, and being influenced by the exposure to the different art and cultures; recent travels with her daughter to Italy and feeling excited and humbled by the beauty of certain works; giving a talk at the Getty Museum about a show entitled "The Royal Menagerie" featuring the Meissen large-scale porcelain animals; participating in group shows in museums, particularly the "Color and Fire" exhibit which showcased important ceramicists from 1950 to 2000; being awarded various grants and feeling that applying for those awards is a very worthwhile experience for many artists; teaching first at the high school level and then in college; her teaching methods; forming friendships with fellow artists and art teachers; integrating the use of technology into her art-making process by finding and manipulating images on the computer; feeling motivated to produce in a positive way for exhibition deadlines; the support and friendships that developed through exhibiting with the Clark Garth and Frank Lloyd galleries; the encouragement and support she has been shown by her family throughout her career; and categorizing herself first and foremost as an artist rather than a craft artist or ceramicist. Kolodziejski recalls, Lita Albuquerque, Jill Giegerich, Peter Lodato, Barbara Thomason, Roy Dowell, Eugene Sturman, Carol Caroompas, Tony Marsh, Ralph Baccera, Adrian Saxe, Ron Nagle, Roseline Delisle, John Mason, Jo Lauria, David Pagel, Garth Clark, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Cindy Kolodziejski (1962- ) is a sculptor and painter from Venice, California. Frank Lloyd (1951- ) is a gallery owner from Santa Monica, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav 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.
Occupation:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.kolodz07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kolodz07

Oral history interview with Garth Clark

Interviewee:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pagliaro, John  Search this
Creator:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Names:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (memory cards (4 hr., 13 min.), digital, 1.25 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 November 16-21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Garth Clark conducted 2009 November 16, 17, and 21, by John Pagliaro, for the Archives of American Art, at Clark's home, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Garth Clark (1947- ) is an art historian, critic, and dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded as 6 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 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 historians -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Art critics -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.clark09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clark09

Oral history interview with Garth Clark

Interviewee:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Weiwei, Ai, 1957-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound files (5 hr., 15 min.), digital wav)
111 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2014 September 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Garth Clark conducted 2014 September 9-10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project, at Clark's home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Garth Clark (1947- ) is an art critic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California. Clark wrote about and interviewed Frey.
General:
Originally recorded as 6 sound files. Duration is 5 hr., 15 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:
Art critics -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.clark14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clark14

Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada

Creator:
Neff, Tom, 1953-  Search this
Names:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne, 1943-2008  Search this
Del Vecchio, Mark  Search this
Huglin, Hugh, 1915-  Search this
Naumann, Francis M.  Search this
Perreault, John, 1937-2015  Search this
Pole, Rupert  Search this
Singh, R.P.  Search this
Waisler, Lee, 1938-  Search this
Watson, Steve  Search this
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
1990-1993
Summary:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada measure 11 linear feet and date from 1990 to 1993. Records include sound recordings, motion picture film outtakes, transcripts, production notes, lab records of the film production, and video recordings of the completed documentary.
Scope and Contents:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada measure 11 linear feet and date from 1990 to 1993. Records include sound recordings, motion picture film outtakes, transcripts, production notes, lab records, and video recordings of the completed documentary.

Original sound recordings and transcripts include two recorded public appearances by Wood, as well as multiple interviews with Beatrice Wood and with others about Wood; interviewed are Francis Nauman, John Perrault, Garth Clark, Mark Del Vecchio, Anne D'Harnoncourt, Steve Watson, Rupert Pole, R.P. Singh, Henry Huglin, and Lee Waisler. Partial transcripts are found for most recordings. Records created by the sound recordist, referred to in this finding aid as sound roll logs, are found with several of the sound reels and document general content and the camera roll numbers of corresponding film footage.

Production notes and lab records include script notes, shot lists, editing notes, detailed editing logs, camera reports, and lab records including work orders for dailies, effects such as titles and superimpositions, and documentation of the final print. Many of the sound recordings were shot synchronously with the motion picture film found in the collection, and while the documentation does not always make the link between picture and soundtrack explicit, the link can be investigated via sound roll logs, camera reports, negative logs, and shot lists.

Moving images include three video copies of the finished documentary and 153 rolls of 16mm motion picture film negative, which are outtakes from 166 original camera negative rolls. The content of outtakes consists of three general types: film shot during several of the interviews and one of Wood's public appearances found in Series 1; silent footage of locations and Wood working in her studio; and footage of historical photographs and artworks. All of the film found in the collection consists of outtakes; footage that was used in the documentary was not donated, although complete sound recordings exist in series 1.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as three series:

Series 1: Original Sound Recordings and Transcripts, 1990-1991 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Production Notes and Lab Reports, 1990-1992 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 3: Moving Images, 1990-1993 (12.1 linear feet; Box 2, FC 3-122)
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada was written and directed by Tom Neff and released by Wild Wolf Productions in 1993 to correspond with Wood's 100th birthday. Tom Neff is a filmmaker, producer, and television executive who was born in 1953 in Chicago, Illinois and received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 1981. Neff founded the production company Wild Wolf Productions with Diandra Douglas in the early 1990s, and Mama of Dada was the company's first production and was written and directed by Neff, and produced by Neff, Diandra Douglas, and Amie Knox.

Neff has produced, written, and directed over a dozen documentaries on historical and cultural subjects since the mid-1980s. In addition to his work on Wood, Neff's filmography includes several documentaries about American artists, including Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Frederic Remington, and Red Grooms. His short documentary Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hot House earned him an Oscar with Madeline Bell in 1987. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds multiple oral histories and collections of archival material related to Beatrice Wood, including the Beatrice Wood papers, the Beatrice Wood letters to Elizabeth Stein, and the Belle M. Deitch papers concerning Beatrice Wood.

Oral histories include two interviews with Wood conducted by Paul Karlstrom, one on August 26, 1976, and another on March 2, 1992.

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona holds a collection of material collected and created by Tom Neff for his 1999 documentary "Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Painting with Light."
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Wild Wolf Productions via writer, director, and producer Tom Neff.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Outtakes, reels and transcripts for research purposes only; not to be used for commercial purposes.
Topic:
Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada[motion picture]  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Women artists -- California  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada, 1990-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nefftom
See more items in:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nefftom

Akio Takamori : ceramic sculpture [exhibition] May 2-June 3, 2000

Author:
Takamori, Akio 1950-  Search this
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Takamori, Akio 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
28 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2000
©2000
20th century
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture, Japanese  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105961

Sterling Ruby, ceramics / essays by Jeff Fleming, J. Theodore Peña, Garth Clark ; interview with Sterling Ruby, Mark Shapiro

Artist:
Ruby, Sterling 1972-  Search this
Writer of added text:
Peña, J. Theodore  Search this
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Fleming, Jeff  Search this
Publisher:
Des Moines Art Center  Search this
Host institution:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Ruby, Sterling 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098326

Peter Olson : photo ceramica

Title:
Photo ceramica
Artist:
Olson, Peter (Photographer)  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Publisher:
American Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Subject:
Olson, Peter (Photographer)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : color illustrations, 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2017
21st century
Topic:
Art pottery, American  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art and photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089456

Achimota, Vumé, and Wenford Bridge

Author:
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cardew, Michael 1901-1983  Search this
Meyerowitz, Herbert Vladimir 1900-1945  Search this
Athey, Kofi 1922-  Search this
Kwali, Ladi 1920-1984  Search this
Vume Pottery (Ghana)  Search this
Abuja Pottery Training Centre (Nigeria)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Nigeria
Date:
1976
Topic:
Potteries  Search this
Potters  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.C29 C55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805852

Free spirit : the new Native American potter / Garth Clark

Author:
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst ('s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)  Search this
Subject:
Begaye, Nathan 1969-  Search this
Folwell, Susan 1970-  Search this
McHorse, Christine Nofchissey 1948-  Search this
Ortiz, Virgil 1969-  Search this
Romero, Diego 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2006
C2006
21st century
Topic:
Indian pottery  Search this
Art pottery  Search this
Call number:
E78.S7 C585 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814298

Beyond Yixing : the ceramic art of Ah Leon / editor: David Wible ; contributors: Claudia Brown, Garth Clark, Jan Stuart

Title:
Ceramic art of Ah Leon
Author:
Chen, Ching-liang 1953-  Search this
Brown, Claudia, 1950-  Search this
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Stuart, Jan 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Chen, Ching-liang 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Taiwan
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.C37 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_893979

Ceramic millennium : critical writings on ceramic history, theory and art / Garth Clark ... [et al.] ; edited by Garth Clark

Author:
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Press  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 400 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Pottery--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_898406

Great pots : contemporary ceramics from function to fantasy / Ulysses Grant Dietz

Title:
Contemporary ceramics from function to fantasy
Author:
Dietz, Ulysses G (Ulysses Grant) 1955-  Search this
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Del Vecchio, Mark  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Pottery, American  Search this
Art pottery, American  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4008 .D54 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704838

Feat of clay : five decades of Jerry Rothman / Susan Peterson, Garth Clark, Mike McGee

Title:
Jerry Rothman : feat of clay : five decades
Author:
Peterson, Susan 1925-  Search this
Rothman, Jerry 1933-  Search this
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
McGee, Mike  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Rothman, Jerry 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
163 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
20th century
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture, American  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733815

A fire for ceramics : contemporary art from the Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason collection / essays by Garth Clark and Suzanne Foley

Title:
Contemporary art from the Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason collection
Author:
Jacobs, Daniel  Search this
Mason, Derek  Search this
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Foley, Suzanne  Search this
Hand Workshop Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Jacobs, Daniel Art collections  Search this
Mason, Derek Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Ceramic sculpture--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK4008 .F57 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780744

A century of ceramics in the United States 1878-1978 : checklist of exhibition with marks and supplementary information / curators: Garth Clark and Margie Hughto ; checklist and marks compiled by Linda Steigler

Author:
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Hughto, Margie 1944-  Search this
Steigler, Linda  Search this
Everson Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogues
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4005 .C592 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780766

Keepers of the flame : Ken Ferguson's circle, March 17 - May 21, 1995

Author:
Clark, Garth 1947-  Search this
Clark, Vicky A  Search this
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design  Search this
Subject:
Ferguson, Ken 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
78 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
Kansas
Date:
1995
[1995?]
20th century
Topic:
Pottery, American  Search this
Ceramic sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NK4025.K2 K44 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_784593

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