Spark the Creative Flame: Making the Journey from Craft to Art
By Paul J. Stankard
With a foreword by Ulysses Grant Dietz
"Spark the Creative Flame" is a resource that strives to inform, inspire, and motivate all who work in craft and wish to improve the creative expression of their work. While the book features flameworked glass and a selection of the leading artisans who do this work, the insights and recommendations speak to broader issues relevant to all creative craftspeople.
This book is made up of three parts. The first section consists of three essays by scholar-artists that provide essential context for the book by considering the recent history of craft, design, and art, and the many facets of beauty. Section two presents a personal retrospective on the 50-year career of Paul J. Stankard, one of the world's master glass artists, particularly renowned and respected for his flameworked floral motifs encapsulated in crystal paperweights. The third section provides overviews of the careers of 12 highly regarded contempoary glass artists. Collectively, the reader is presented with insightful perspectives on the aspirations, strategies, challenges, and accomplishment of these artists.
- 220 pages; paperback
- Published in 2013 by The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company