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Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making

Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making

by Paul J. Stankard


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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 dozens of 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780764352522
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/28/2016
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

An internationally acclaimed pioneer in the Studio Craft Movement, glass artist Paul Stankard is considered a living master. His work is represented in over 60 museums around the world. Stankard is the recipient of numerous awards including two honorary doctorate degrees.

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