Paul Stankard

born Attleboro, MA 1943
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Courtesy Paul Stankard.
Also known as
  • Paul J. Stankard
  • Paul Joseph Stankard
Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
  • American

Following his father's advice, Paul Stankard studied glassblowing at a technical college and worked for ten years producing glass instruments for laboratories. As a distraction from the monotonous work, he made small glass animals and flowers and encased them within paperweights. Stankard took his work to a crafts show in 1971 and was offered $250 a week to leave his job and concentrate on making flowers. He has revitalized the tradition of paperweight making and encourages people to rediscover nature as they study his intricately detailed plants and flowers.


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Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
November 13, 2015March 6, 2022
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world.