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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

sword knot

User:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Object Name:
Sword Knot
Other Terms:
Sword Knot; Accoutrements; Army; General Officer; Officer
ID Number:
AF.34843A
Accession number:
84827
Catalog number:
34843A
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1473-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_412342

Sword Presented to Frank Wheaton

Recipient:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Maker:
W. Clauberg  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (blade material)
metal, gilt (scabbard material)
metal (hilt material)
Measurements:
blade: 32 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 81.915 cm x 2.8575 cm
scabbard: 34 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 86.995 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 37 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 95.885 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
sword
Other Terms:
Edged Weapons; Presentation
Place made:
Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia, Solingen
Date made:
1862
Date presented:
1862-12-13
Subject:
Edged Weapons  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Maria B. Wheaton
ID Number:
AF.34844
Catalog number:
34844
Accession number:
84827
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War Presentation Swords
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-23a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_420456
Online Media:

Sword Presented to Frank Wheaton

Recipient:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Maker:
Collins & Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, gilt (scabbard material)
steel (blade material)
metal (hilt material)
Measurements:
blade: 32 7/8 in x 1 in; 83.5025 cm x 2.54 cm
scabbard: 33 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 84.1375 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 40 in x 7 3/4 in; 101.6 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
sword
Other Terms:
Edged Weapons; Presentation
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Presented by/in:
United States: Rhode Island
Referenced:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1865
Associated date:
1865
Subject:
Edged Weapons  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Maria B. Wheaton
ID Number:
AF.34845A
Catalog number:
34845
Accession number:
84827
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War Presentation Swords
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1b40-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_420938
Online Media:

Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham Presentation Sword, Inscribed "Presented to Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton"

Recipient:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Maker:
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, gilt (scabbard material)
metal, steel (blade material)
metal, brass (hilt material)
shark skin (hilt material)
Measurements:
blade: 31 in x 3/4 in; 78.74 cm x 1.905 cm
scabbard: 30 13/16 in x 3 in; 78.2955 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 37 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 95.25 cm x 12.065 cm
overall, scabbard: 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 30 3/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 7.3025 cm x 78.105 cm
overall, sword: 3 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 37 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 11.7475 cm x 94.2975 cm
Object Name:
Sword
sword
Other Terms:
Sword; Edged Weapons; Presentation
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
ca 1865
Subject:
Edged Weapons  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Maria B. Wheaton
ID Number:
AF.34841
Catalog number:
34841
Accession number:
84827
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1a03-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_420956
Online Media:

H.V. Allien Model 1860 Staff Officer's Sword

User:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Measurements:
overall, scabbard: 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 33 in; 1.5875 cm x 7.3025 cm x 83.82 cm
overall, sword: 3 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 36 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 12.3825 cm x 92.71 cm
Object Name:
Sword
sword
Other Terms:
Sword; Edged Weapons; Army; Staff Officer; Field Grade Officer; Officer
ID Number:
AF.34843
Catalog number:
34843
Accession number:
84827
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-d015-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_440431
Online Media:

Pattern 1821 British Light Cavalry Saber, with Scabbard Engraved "Major General Frank Wheaton"

User:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Measurements:
overall, scabbard: 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 33 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.6675 cm x 84.7725 cm
overall, saber: 4 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in x 38 in; 11.43 cm x 13.0175 cm x 96.52 cm
Object Name:
Sword
saber
Other Terms:
Sword; Edged Weapons; Army; Officer; Presentation
Associated place:
United Kingdom: Grand Bretagne
Credit Line:
Maria B. Wheaton
ID Number:
AF.34840
Catalog number:
34840
Accession number:
84827
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-6b59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_440579
Online Media:

case, sword

User:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Object Name:
Case, Sword
Other Terms:
Case, Sword; Edged Weapons
ID Number:
AF.34840A
Catalog number:
34840
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-847f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_440899

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

Interviewee:
Mace, Flora, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E., 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Handler, Audrey  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Moore, Ben  Search this
Morris, William  Search this
Stankard, Paul  Search this
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Wheaton, Mary  Search this
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  Search this
University of Illinois.  Search this
University of Utah  Search this
Wheaton Glass Village  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Norway -- description and travel
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Depression in women  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13288
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255870
AAA_collcode_mace05a
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255870
Online Media:

Frank Wheaton (1833-1903), (painting)

Painter:
Healy, George Peter Alexander 1813-1894  Search this
Subject:
Wheaton, Frank  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1858
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71800134
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_155910

Mrs. Frank Wheaton (Sarah Maria Mason Cooper) (1832-58), (painting)

Painter:
Healy, George Peter Alexander 1813-1894  Search this
Subject:
Wheaton, Frank, Mrs. (Sarah Maria Mason Cooper)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1858
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71800135
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_155911

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