William Morris

William Morris

Glassblower / Artist

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.


By Roadtrip Nation

William Morris


My road in life has been direct.
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.


High School
California State University-Chico
Central Washington University


Glassblower / Artist

I create evocative and beautiful glass sculptures.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Being Creative


Challenges I Overcame


Interviewed By

Bolinas - Seattle

Bolinas - Seattle

In Bolinas, CA, the Roadtrip Nation team gets a bit lost on their way to film editor and Academy Award winner Walter Murch's house. Then it's off to Quincy, Oregon for the High Sierra Music Festival where they interview founder David Margulies and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. They then head north to Seattle to interview William Morris, a glassblower and artist.