“Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making” Book by Paul J. Stankard.
Size: 7″ x 10″, 242 color images , 208 pp. Soft Cover Binding.
This unusual two-section resource directs creative people toward their personal best. Internationally renowned artist Paul Stankard provides a practical, personal guide outlining his philosophy based on self-directed learning. First, by referencing his own career path, he offers readers what he yearned for during his 45-year journey toward international acclaim: a practical, intimate guide showing how successful artists achieve excellence in their work.
Next, he introduces a cross-section of 50 masters who are respected by experts on the American craft landscape. Stankard walks you through a selection of 150 top works from these artists, each of whom also offers candid advice. With this guide, learn to compete with the best from the past and the present as you pursue a personal journey in the studio, or consider a career in the arts. This book promotes self-directed learning, and is destined to be a classic.
Paul Stankard, Mantua, NJ
Paul Stankard is an internationally respected flamework artist. He creates natural environments in glass that challenge the viewer to move closer, rewarding them with unexpected delights. Stankard's respect for the natural world abounds, even in the simpler works from his early experimentation with botanicals.
Paul has a long standing relationship with WheatonArts. One of the founders of the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts, he has served on the Board for over 20 years.
In November of 2004, “Paul Stankard:A Floating World – Forty Years of an American Master in Glass” opened at the Museum of American Glass. This retrospective exhibition originated at the New York Museum of Art and Design in the summer of 2004. WheatonArts had the pleasure of presenting this remarkable exhibition 2005
In September of 2007, Paul published his biography titled “No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass”.
Paul's latest book titled “Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making” features 49 distinguished artists creating innovative works.