Its wild, its weird, its wonderful . . . it’s a trip.
— from The Eastside Guide, Bellevue, Washington, 1978


This documentary of Ben Sams features his own writings, photographs, and videos.  They uniquely reveal his views about himself and his art. The first section, Artist and Art, presents an overview of him and his art. The Showcase album in The Art presents highlights of his art. Original writings are shown in Sams Himself, along with four videos. The Biographical section includes a draft of biography by Cynthia Sams and a detailed resume.  I offer a note and acknowledgements in the Notes section.

Robert Dale


(This bowl is featured in the introduction of Lemar Harrington's book, "Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest, a History." The artwork on the opening page of the site, The Juggler, is pictured on page 105.)