William Morris talks about Dale Chihuly, James Carpenter and Ben Moore being the first glass artists to study and work abroad.

William Morris

William Morris discusses doing demos at NYEGW’s Mulberry Street location. Oral history interview with William Morris by Catherine Whalen and Barb Elam, conducted via telephone, June 2, 2016, Bard Graduate Center. Clip length: 00:37.

William Morris: Dale and Jamie Carpenter and Ben Moore were the first ones to go and spend time and study abroad. And then I was sort of next generation. For me and for us going—then we would go abroad and actually work all over the place, you know, Germany, Sweden, Vienna. The seventies and eighties were just—it was really emerging. And I’d say the eighties is when things really took off and we were really—yeah, late seventies, early eighties we were really travelling a lot and—a lot of different locations and really trying to glean techniques and equipment and those sort of things.