Harvey K. Littleton | Blue Orchid . . .
Harvey K. Littleton
|Biography||Ask the Artist|
Harvey Littleton attended the Brighton School of Art in England. He lives in Spruce Pines, North Carolina. Littleton is one of the country's most important teachers of glassmaking. He was named Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1977. In 1982, he received an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Art.
His work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, in Kyoto, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Decorative Arts Museums in Prague and Vienna.
Where do you get the ideas for your work?
Do you work alone on your craft, or with others?
Do you ever teach, or take on apprentices?
What's the most exciting part of creating your works?
What's the most difficult part of creating your works?
What sort of technology do you use in your work? Has the technology of your craft changed dramatically over the past 100 years?
Do you have any advice for somebody just starting out?
Can you share a "secret of the trade" with us--something nobody else knows or that you found out only after years of experience? Put another way--what do you wish somebody had told you when you were just starting out that might have saved you hours of wasted effort?
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|Melvin Lindquist||John Littleton|