Oral history interview with Ted Muehling

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.muehli07
Creators:
Muehling, Ted
Milosch, Jane
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2007 November 17-18
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
109 Pages
Transcript
5 Items
Sound recording: 5 sound files (4 hr., 38 min.)
digital, wav
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ted Muehling conducted 2007 November 17-18, by Jane Milosch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Muehling's studio, in New York, New York.
Scope and Contents
Muehling speaks of visiting New York City as a child; attending Pratt for industrial design; working with molds; working in Germany; winning the Coty fashion award for his jewelry; learning to blow glass; working at Corning; visiting museums as a child and projects in his father's basement workshop; drawing inspiration out of his materials; the rich art history of Europe; working with plastic and wood; working with assistants; the impact of travel on his work; various gallery exhibitions; working with well-known designers; creating functional and inspiring pieces; the American craft market; drawing inspiration from dreams; the humor in his art; the strengths and limitations of various mediums. Muehling also recalls Gerry Gulotta, Eva Zeisel, Ingrid Harding, Kiki Smith, Deborah Czeresko, Gabriella Kiss, Gerda Buxbaum, Jade Hobson, Ingo Mauer, Vija Celmins, Louis Sullivan, Konstantin Grcic, Robert Lee Morris, Helen Drutt, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ted Muehling (1953- ) is a designer of jewelry and decorative objects in New York, New York. Jane Milosch (1964- ) is a curator from Silver Spring, Maryland.

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 as 5 digital sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 38 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
ACCESS RESTRICTED: Use requires written permission.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Design, Industrial -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelry -- Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Buxbaum, Gerda, 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celmins, Vija, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Czeresko, Deborah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drutt, Helen Williams Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grcic, Konstantin, 1965- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gulotta, Gerry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harding, Ingrid Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hobson, Jade Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiss, Gabriella Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mauer, Ingo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Robert Lee, 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Kiki, 1954- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeisel, Eva, 1906-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pratt Institute -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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