Size: Transcript: 90 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr.
Summary: An interview of Rudolf Staffel conducted 1987 July 17-August 6, by Helen Drutt, for the Archives of American Art.
Staffel speaks of his childhood in San Antonio, Texas; his discovery of blown glass and traveling to Mexico to learn glassblowing techniques; studying ceramics; teaching at Temple University's Tyler School of Art; his teaching philosophy; his exhibition history; Philadelphia as a crafts city; the influence of Chinese art; the development of his own work; his techniques.