Gary Beecham talks about why he attended Paul Stankard’s flameworking workshop. Oral history interview with Gary Beecham by Barb Elam, conducted via telephone, April 11, 2019, Bard Graduate Center. Clip length: 00:33.
Gary Beecham: Well, it was to learn something I didn’t know. It’s just like when there would be some Italian master working up at Penland, I would go up just, you know, and watch a little bit and learn a whole lot that way. So, you know—and I was making—I worked making paperweights in a factory, and also I made some of my own paperweights. So this was a chance to learn a lot more about paperweight making.