William's Open Road
Making Things (0:22)
Eyes Looking At You (0:29)
It Will Manifest You (1:30)
You Don't Want To Be Sure (2:04)
Public Television: Season 4
William Morris Glass
Would you rather have one year of utter vitality, or would you have 10 years of just sort of ho-hum mediocrity? Either choice is fine, but live the choice that you make.
ceramics, comfort, learning, making things, mentors, mistakes, safety, tree house, truck driving, wisdom
- He says that the only time he felt secure when he was making art.
- Sure, he had questions about whether he was making the right choices, and he had financial ups and downs, but art made all doubts disappear.
- He started doing ceramics when he was in high school, and he slowly surrounded himself with artistic mentors.
- He couldn't afford to go to art school, so he took a job driving a truck at an art school and lived nearby.
- While there, he met famous glass artist Dale Chihuly and he offered to help him out with his work.
- Ended up working with Chihuly for ten years without ever taking a cent of pay, but that apprenticeship shaped his career.
- He's now one of the most famous glass artists in the world, with works featured in the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Says you'll never be sure that you chose the right path, but that's unimportant; all that matters is that you have faith in your decision.