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Oral history interview with Paul Stankard

Interviewee:
Stankard, Paul, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Heller, Doug, 1946-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Lerner-Heller Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts -- Faculty  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.) -- Faculty  Search this
Eisch, Erwin, 1927-  Search this
Hollister, Paul M., 1918-2004  Search this
Labino, Dominick  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Patti, Tom  Search this
Peiser, Mark, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006 June 9-August 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Stankard conducted 2006 June 9 and August 20, by Doug Heller, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Heller Gallery, in New York, N.Y.
Stankard speaks of his family heritage and growing up in rural Massachusetts; attending Catholic school in North Attelboro, Massachusetts; his struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia throughout school; studying scientific glassblowing at Salem County Vocational Technical Institute; working in the scientific glass industry and feeling creatively stifled by its monotony; being intrigued by the flameworking of Charles Kaziun and Francis Whittemore, who both worked from the scientific glassblowing tradition; the satisfaction he felt from early experiments in making paperweights; the decision to leave his industry job to focus on flameworking and paperweight making; the secretive nature of the paperweight world; his early representation by paperweight dealers including Jack Feingold; experiences with Heller Gallery and Habatat Gallery; teaching experiences at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and Salem Community College; travels to Singapore, Japan, and Scotland; his involvement as a founding member of Creative Glass Center of America; his induction into the American Craft Council College of Fellows; the differences between the studio glass and paperweight fields in the 1960s and 1970s; working with his three daughters at Stankard Studio; the spirituality of his work; being influenced by Walt Whitman, Morris Graves, Robert Grant, and Edward Hopper; and being an enthused art collector. Stankard also recalls Harvey Littleton, Dominic Labino, Reese Paley, Mark Peiser, Erwin Eisch, Paul Hollister, Tom Patti, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Stankard (1943- ) is a studio glass artist of Mantua, N.J. Doug Heller (1946- ) is a gallery owner and director of the Heller Gallery, New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 32 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:
Paperweights  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Technique  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stanka06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stanka06

Oral history interview with Flora Mace

Interviewee:
Mace, Flora, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.)  Search this
Contemporary Glass Gallery  Search this
International Farm Youth Exchange  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Plymouth State College -- Students  Search this
University of Illinois. -- Student  Search this
University of Utah  Search this
Wheaton Glass Village  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Handler, Audrey  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William, 1957-  Search this
Stankard, Paul, 1943-  Search this
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Wheaton, Mary  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound discs (3 hrs., 25 min.) Audio, digital)
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Norway -- description and travel
Date:
2005 August 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Flora Mace 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 artist's home and studio, which she shares with Joey Kirkpatrick, in Seattle, Washington.
Ms. Mace discusses growing up in New Hampshire, in a house that her family had lived in for generations; various family businesses, including clam-shucking; how her mother suffered from depression throughout her childhood; her grandparents, who played a large role in her upbringing; joining the 4-H and becoming a skilled shepherd; her family's hunting, fishing, and gathering, on which they survived during her childhood; the various art projects she did with her mother and grandmother, including making wreaths for friends and relatives; building tree houses out of scrap wood; trapping animals and making their pelts into clothes for her dolls; saving up her money from after school jobs and the 4-H competitions to buy tools; getting a scholarship from her grandmother's old employer to go to college; attending Plymouth State; her involvement in college athletics, including field hockey, skiing, and softball; early artistic influences, especially Alexander Calder; traveling to Norway on the International Farm Youth Exchange; attending the University of Illinois for graduate school and being their sculpture technician; attending a summer workshop at the University of Utah with Dale Chihuly; being invited by Chihuly to go to Pilchuck Glass School to continue her work; becoming an artist-in-residence at Wheaton Glass Village; having her first show at the Contemporary Glass Gallery (later the Heller Gallery) in New York; the growth of the studio glass movement in the late 1970s; and finally going to Pilchuck Glass School for the first time in 1979, where she met Joey Kirkpatrick. The continuation of Mace's story, and her lifelong collaboration with Kirkpatrick, is discussed in a joint interview of Kirkpatrick and Mace. Mace also recalls Bill Morris, Ben Moore, Audrey Handler, Paul Stankard, Mary and Frank Wheaton, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Flora Mace (1949- ) is a glass artist from Seattle, Washington. Lloyd E. Herman (1936- ) is a curator and former director of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 25 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
Depression in women  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mace05a
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mace05a

Beauty beyond nature : the glass art of Paul Stankard / [editor: Andrew Page]

Title:
Glass art of Paul Stankard
Author:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Page, Andrew  Search this
Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, Ltd  Search this
Museum of Glass (Tacoma, Wash.)  Search this
Subject:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
167 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
©2011
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Glass artists  Search this
Glass art--History  Search this
Plants in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095663

New American glass, focus West Virginia : 1988 Invitational Exhibition catalogue, Paul Stankard, Ginny Ruffner : Huntington Museum of Art

Title:
1988 Invitational Exhibition catalogue
Author:
Huntington Museum of Art (Huntington, W. Va.)  Search this
Huntington Museum of Art (Huntington, W. Va.)  Search this
Subject:
Ruffner, Ginny 1952-  Search this
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK5112 .H83 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644683

Paul J. Stankard : homage to nature / by Ulysses Grant Dietz ; photographs by John Bigelow Taylor

Title:
Homage to nature
Author:
Dietz, Ulysses G (Ulysses Grant) 1955-  Search this
Taylor, John Bigelow  Search this
Subject:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Jersey
Mantua
Date:
1996
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518348

Contemporary flameworked glass / Paul J. Stankard, guest curator, and Gay LeCleire Taylor; Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey

Author:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Taylor, Gay LeCleire  Search this
Museum of American Glass  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Call number:
NK5110 .S73 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590379

Paul Stankard : a floating world : forty years of an American master in glass

Title:
Floating world
Author:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Plants in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911434

Paul J. Stankard : poetry in glass

Title:
Paul J. Stankard, poetry in glass, a 20-year retrospective, May 6 - September 9, 1990....Bergstrom-Mahler Museum
Poetry in glass
Author:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Heller, Douglas  Search this
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum  Search this
Subject:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
20th century
Topic:
Paperweights  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Flowers in art  Search this
Poetry and the arts  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.S677 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911497

Pink Lady's Slipper Footed Botanical, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Medium:
Glass
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Huntington Museum of Art 2033 McCoy Road Huntington West Virginia 25701 Accession Number: 1990.69
Date:
1989
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Flower--Orchid  Search this
Control number:
IAS 56980023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_379555

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