Paul J. Stankard is a glass artist living in Mantua, NJ, an area where glass has been produced since 1739. Paul follows in the tradition of centuries-old European lampwork, elevating the practice of flamework to the highest art form of botanical paperweights.
Working with him in the studio are his daughters, Katherine, Pauline and Christine, and long time assistant, David Graeber, who assists him in the creation of his masterpieces. He attended Salem Community College, where he teaches flameworking. His work is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Jersey State Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery.