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William Morris

 (born 1957)
William Morris is active/lives in Washington.  William Morris is known for sculptor-ritualistic mod glass.

William Morris

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William Morris (b. 1957)

In 1957, William Morris was born in Carmel, California.

Morris, a glass artist, was a gaffer for Dale Chihuly early in his career.  He has collaborated with artists like Ross Richmond, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Jon Ormbrek, Rik Allen, Randy Walker and Trumaine Mason.  Morris has traveled worldwide working with glass masters and teaching workshops and demonstrations.

Since 1987, Morris has been a student, gaffer, teacher, and resident artist at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington.  In addition to these, he was Artistic Director in 1991and member of the Board of Directors in 1992.

California State University            Chico, California
Central Washington University      Ellensburg, Washington     

Recent Awards Include:?
2002       Artist as Hero Award, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA ?
2001       Visionaries Award, American Craft Museum, New York, NY ?
1997       Outstanding Achievement in Glass, UrbanGlass Third Annual Awards Dinner, NY ?               Distinguished Alumni Award, California State University, Chico, CA ?   
               Featured Artist, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Artists Series ?
1994       National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant

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About  William Morris

Born:  1957
Known for:  sculptor-ritualistic mod glass