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Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making

Paul J. Stankard

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This unusual two-section resource directs creative people toward their personal best. Internationally renowned artist Paul Stankard provides a practical, personal guide outlining his philosophy based on self-directed learning. First, by referencing his own career path, he offers readers what he yearned for during his 45-year journey toward international acclaim: a practical, intimate guide showing how successful artists achieve excellence in their work. Next, he introduces a cross-section of 50 masters who are respected by experts on the American craft landscape. Stankard walks you through a selection of 150 top works from these artists, each of whom also offers candid advice. With this guide, learn to compete with the best from the past and the present as you pursue a personal journey in the studio, or consider a career in the arts. This book promotes self-directed learning, and is destined to be a classic.

Size: 7" x 10" | 242 color images | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352522

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Internationally acclaimed pioneer in the Studio Craft Movement, Paul Stankard is considered a living master. His work is represented in over 60 museums around the world. Stankard is the recipient of numerous awards including two honorary doctorate degrees.