Paul Stankard, internationally renowned glass artist, will discuss his recently published third book, Studio Craft as Career, A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art Making, on Thursday, March 2 at Salem Community College.
Above: Stankard’s recently published book cover
Free and open to the public, the talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Donaghay Hall, Room DON 106, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point. Guests should park in Lot D.
SCC’s Artist-in-Residence, Stankard crafted this verbal artistry with two distinct purposes in mind. The first half of this superb resource offers readers a special insight into Stankard’s career, his personal journey that led him to find his niche and allowed him to grow and reach his full potential as an artist. In the second half, Stankard presents biographical career information and advice from a broad cross-section of well-respected artists, who, along with Stankard, are important to the contemporary American craft landscape. The outstanding photography selected by the author serves to enhance and enrich the words of experience and wisdom offered by the author.
Stankard wrote this book to be a provocative text filled with harsh realities and dreams that fill the life and work of an artist. The book was conceived to share personal experiences and offer direction for career growth. Stankard thoroughly enjoys teaching and sharing his craft in his role as the Artist in Residence at Salem Community College. The SCC Distinguished Alumnus inspires students to search for their individual creative spirits and reach their full potential in life. This book reflects Stankard’s passion for teaching.
Stankard is also the author of No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass; and, Spark the Creative Flame: Making the Journey from Craft to Art, both highly acclaimed by the academic and literary communities.
Stankard’s work is represented in more than 60 museums worldwide. A pioneer in the studio-glass movement, Stankard is known for interpreting native flowers in small-scale glass sculptures. His work explores and interprets color, texture and delicacy while continuing to examine and celebrate the fecundity of the plant kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass, Fellow of the American Craft Council, and received the coveted Urban Glass Award – Innovation in Glassworking Technique. Stankard has been recognized with Masters of the Medium honor by the James Renwick Alliance affiliated with the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. and was also awarded the Glass Art Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Stankard and his wife Pat live in Mantua. For more information about Paul Stankard, please visit www.paulstankard.com. For more information about his book talk at SCC, call (856) 351-2602.