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.
interest in glass began with his friendship
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