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William Morris
William Morris
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William Morris

William Morris Glass

Stanwood, WA USA

"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."

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William's work combines: Art, Environment & Nature, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Glassblower/Artist

I create evocative and beautiful glass sculptures.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    California State University-Chico

  • Graduate Degree

    Central Washington University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    He says that the only time he felt secure when he was making art.

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    He started doing ceramics when he was in high school, and he slowly surrounded himself with artistic mentors.

  • 4.

    He couldn't afford to go to art school, so he took a job driving a truck at an art school and lived nearby.

  • 5.

    While there, he met famous glass artist Dale Chihuly and he offered to help him out with his work.

  • 6.

    Ended up working with Chihuly for ten years without ever taking a cent of pay, but that apprenticeship shaped his career.

  • 7.

    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.

  • 8.

    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.