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
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
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-0dqr-ny59
Related URLs
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