Paul Stankard: Flower & Flame

Paul Stankard

Flower & Flame

Documentary Film

 The work, wit, and wisdom of visionary American artist Paul Stankard 

Run Time: 70 Minutes
Directed by Daniel R Collins

This documentary film investigates the life of internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the Studio Glass Movement, Paul Stankard. For more than 60 years, Paul Stankard has been dedicated to interpreting nature in flameworked glass, pushing the boundaries of the centuries-old paperweight tradition to create a new kind of glass genre altogether. His work is exhibited in more than 70 museums throughout the world, and he is considered a living master of his art form. Paul was trained in scientific glass but sacrificed a promising career to pursue his passion. Since then, he has received two honorary doctorate degrees and many awards within the glass community. He is the author of four books and has been instrumental in the development of glassblowing programs and scholarship funds at Salem County Community College, Urban Arts (NYC) and Wheaton Arts (NJ).

See the film and then see the exhibition! Tickets include admission to the Morris Museum and the exhibition From Flame to Flower: The Art of Paul J. Stankard.

Paul J. Stankard: Flower & Flame (Official Trailer) from Dan Collins Media on Vimeo.

About the Director

Daniel R. Collins has spent more than 20 years directing award-winning documentary films about innovative artists, unsung activists, and underground subcultures. He has strong roots in the glass-art community, working with artists in the American studio glass movement and the often-misunderstood borosilicate pipe movement. His work has won many awards, including a Mid-Atlantic regional EMMY for Outstanding Cultural Documentary. Dan is a published poet, musician, and faculty member at the traditional-arts nonprofit organization Common Ground on the Hill, where he is co-founder of the Common Ground Veterans Initiative, promoting healing through the arts for combat veterans.

Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events in the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections (indicated in blue) and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section (indicated in red). This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.

From Paul Stankard: Flower & Flame, a film by Dan Collins Media.

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