Jeff Crandall began his career as a poet, and became actively involved in glass art while working as a grant writer at the Pilchuck Glass School. He now works in Seattle, as both a nationally recognized poet and an accomplished glass artist. His Poet's Bottles beautifully represent his abilities in writing and in glass.
Support the Big Joy Project with a purchase of a limited edition Jeff Crandall large cobalt blue bottle - 6 favorite Broughton maxims in the collection. A large percentage of your purchase will benefit a special film: Big Joy! a documentary film by local Vashon Island writer Stephen Silha about James Broughton's life. The purpose of the Big Joy Project is to create more joy in the world by inspiring people to "follow your own weird", using the life and work of poet and filmmaker James Broughton as wild, creative, self-realized examples.
James Broughton (1913-1999) was a pioneer of experimental film-making, a central player in California's creative literary renaissance, a bard of sensuality and spirituality, and a preacher of Big Joy. His poetic films combine mythological imagery, experimental visions, path-breaking nudity, and life lessons. Considered by many to be the father of West Coast experimental film, Broughton's 23 poetic films won him a lifetime achievement award by the American Film Institute.
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