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Preston Singletary

 (born 1964)
Preston Singletary is active/lives in Washington / Sweden.  Preston Singletary is known for glass vessels and blown glass, Tlingit imagery.

Biography   Preston Singletary

A member of the Tlingit Alaskan tribe but living in Seattle, Preston Singletary is known for stylized glass vessels in classical Tlingit forms and imagery, especially the rain-hat, a conical form with etched surface of symbols.  Because glass is so permanent, he sees that medium as a way of preserving Tlingit designs, but his pieces are unusual because traditionally tribal members have worked in wood, carving masks, totem poles, vessels and bowls.

He is the first Northwest Coast Native American artist to be trained at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, and is considered a bridge artist between the modern world and his Tlingit people.

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