William Morris

William Morris joined Dale Chihuly as a  gaffer in his glass-blowing enterprise at Pilchuck Glass School in the late 1970s and soon became Chihuly’s chief assistant.  Morris’s relationship with Pilchuck continues to this day.  As Morris developed his most distinctive style, he began making works that evoke early earth history, mankind, and images that recall cave paintings.  Anthropological or references to archaeological antiquity abound in his works of the 1990s, as seen in his Canopic Jar – a container used in ancient Egypt to store the organs of the deceased after the mummification process.