Olaf Skoogfors was born in Sweden in 1930 and came to the United States as a boy. He attended and taught at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and the School for American Craftsmen. Besides teaching, he sells through retail outlets across the country and has his own shop in Philadelphia, where he designs on special order.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.