Oral history interview with Tom McGlauchlin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mcglau06
Creators:
McGlauchlin, Tom, 1934-2011
Byrd, Joan Falconer
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2006 October 13
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
39 Pages
Transcript
2 Items
Sound recording: 2 sound files (1 hr., 58 min.)
digital; wav
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Tom McGlauchlin conducted 2006 October 13, by Joan Falconer Byrd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Scope and Contents
McGlauchlin speaks of his childhood in Wisconsin; receiving a B.S. and M.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; studying pottery with Harvey Littleton and Toshiko Takaezu; attending the first workshop for glassblowing at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio in 1962; building his glass studio; teaching experiences at Cornell College; experiences as the Director of the Glass Program at the University of Toledo/Toledo Museum of Art; the rivalry between Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino; his relationship with galleries throughout the years including Heller Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Holsten Galleries, Vespermann Gallery, Pismo Gallery, and others; his participation in Glass Art Society and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts; his interest in textured surfaces; being influenced by Washington Color Field painters; the strong influence jazz has on his artwork; his involvement with the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Festival in Toledo, Ohio; his plans to stop blowing glass in the near future; and his interest in working in pottery once again. McGlauchlin also recalls Clayton Bailey, Norm Schulman, Harvey Leafgreen, Otto Wittmann, Fritz Dreisbach, Russell Day, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Tom McGlauchlin (1934-2011) is an glass artist and potter from Toledo, Ohio. Joan Falconer Byrd (1939- ) is a ceramics professor from Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 58 min.

Keywords
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Color-field painting -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Pottery -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bailey, Clayton, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Day, Russell Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dreisbach, Fritz Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labino, Dominick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leafgreen, Harvey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Littleton, Harvey K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schulman, Norman, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Takaezu, Toshiko Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass Art Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pismo Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Toledo Art Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Toledo Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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