Paul J. Stankard
Artist Paul J. Stankard (1943– ) graduated from Salem County Vocational Technical Institute (later Salem Community College) in Carney’s Point, New Jersey, in 1963 and had a nearly decade-long career making scientific instruments. He left industry in 1972 to pursue creative work full time in his New Jersey studio. Stankard’s flamework paperweights with floral and other botanical imagery have earned him international acclaim. Stankard is a cofounder of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center’s Creative Glass Center of America (later Creative Glass Fellowship Program). He has written several books and is an artist-in-resident and honorary professor at Salem Community College. He maintains a studio in Mantua, New Jersey.
Paul Stankard discusses inviting Paul Hollister and Gary Beecham to his Penland flameworking workshop.01:37 Transcript
Paul Stankard describes a slide showing set-ups waiting to be encapsulated in glass.00:26 Transcript
Paul Stankard discusses how Paul Hollister was eager to learn about “the nuances of contemporary glass.”0:41 Transcript
Paul Stankard discusses sharing paperweight-making techniques at his flameworking workshop.01:11 Transcript
Artist Paul Stankard talks about Paul Hollister and The Corning Museum of Glass.00:32 Transcript
Paul Stankard talks about Paul Hollister lamenting that Charles Kaziun was not making modern examples of weights.01:26 Transcript
Paul Stankard reminisces about discussing studio glass with Paul Hollister.0:43 Transcript
Paul Stankard talks about a woman who still has the beads he gave her from his flameworking workshop.00:38 Transcript
Paul Stankard discusses giving a flameworking demo at Wheaton Village prior to his Penland workshop.01:24 Transcript
Paul Stankard complements Paul Hollister on his importance as a glass critic in a 1985 conversation.3:44 Transcript
In a recording by Paul Hollister of Paul Stankard’s 1986 Flameworking Workshop, Stankard introduces Hollister, discusses Charles Kaziun and secrecy in paperweight making, and asks attendees what they wish to learn.07:13 Transcript
“Glassworks by Stankard and Fujita.” New York Times, April 3, 1986, C7.
“Natural Wonders: The Lampwork of Paul J. Stankard.” American Craft 47, no. 1 (February/March 1987): 36–43.
Full issue: https://digital.craftcouncil.org/digital/collection/p15785coll2/id/15025/rec/1
American Craft Council, Digital File Vol47No01_Feb1987
“Paul Stankard’s Amazing Paperweights.” Collector Editions 6, no. 4 (Winter 1978): 70–73.