Sculptor, Glass artist
Active in Taos, N.M.; N.Y.; Md.; R.I.; Wash.
Size: 5 sound files (3 hr., 54 min.) : digital, wav
Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 54 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Mary Shaffer conducted 2008 April 13-14, by Jospehine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shaffer's home and studio, in Taos, N.M.
Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Shaffer (1947- ) is a glass artist in Taos, N.M. Josephine Shea (1958- ) is curator in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
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.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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