Oral history interview with Sonja Blomdahl 1990

Oral history interview with Sonja Blomdahl 1990

 

 

Name:
Blomdahl, Sonja (Interviewee)
Greeley, Mary (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Sonja Blomdahl 1990
Abstract:
PART 1: Childhood in Cape Cod, parents, family, Swedish heritage; First experiences with art; Elementary school, first art teacher, art club; High school; Becoming an artist; Study at Massachusetts College of Arts, introduction to glassblowing, peers; Dale Chihooley; Role models; Trip to Sweden; First job in glass studio, Dan Dailey, finances; Glass blowing: materials, relationship, practice; Goals as artist; Showcasing work, Rhinebeck Crafts Fair (ACE Fair of Springfield); Art organizations, national and local; Professional recognition; Imporance of Pilchuk; Life as artist; Artistic peers. PART 2: Job history, creation of studio, supplementary work; Study in Sweden, hospital job; Factory work, Salamandre glass factory; Moving to Seattle; Building own studio; Retrospective view of career; Dick Weiss; Aspirations; Personal finances; Awards and grants; Physical location of work spaces; Effect of climate on work; Destiny as artist; Relation to public; Gallery work, William Traber Gallery; Teaching, Appalachia center for the Crafts, Haystack, Pilchuk; Feelings on successfulness as artist; Styles in work; Reflections on career, personal life; Effect of marketplace on work; Advice to young artists.
Collection Name:
Research Center for Arts and Culture Oral History Collection
Subjects:
Blomdahl, Sonja
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Origin Information:
1990
Date:
1990
Physical Description:
89 pages
Note:
Interviewed by Mary Greeley on May 24, 1990.
Note (Provenance):
Sonja Blomdahl, Gift 1990
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
13485445
Also In:
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-0dqr-ny59
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