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New Collaborations with Raven Skyriver

Get a sneak peek at a series of new collaborations. 

Here's a sneak peek at the Preston Singletary hot shop for a series of new collaborations with Raven Skyriver. Featured pieces in this video include an octopus, shark and whale.

Video courtesy of Raven Skyriver and the Preston Singletary Studio. Also featured are Sean Albert and Ross Richmond.

 

 

 

 

 

Devil Fish
Preston Singletary & Raven Skyriver
32" length
Blown and sand carved glass

 

 

 

Untitled
Preston Singletary & Raven Skyriver
Blown and sand carved glass

 

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Behind The Scenes: Preston Singletary Studio

See new behind-the-scenes videos from the Preston Singletary Studio. 

View new behind-the-scenes videos from the Preston Singletary Studio of creating new works in the hot shop and a look at a new large scale art installation. View more videos at the Preston Singletary YouTube Channel. 

 

Killer Whale Totem

Videos courtesy of Ross Richmond Glass at the Preston Singletary Studio of creating a "Killer Whale Totem" in cast glass. This shows how a fine carbon coating with soot is applied to help with the removal of the glass from the steel, the glass pour and after the glass is poured into the mold. See photos of all open and limited edition pieces under the Limited Editions section.

 

 

Killer Whale Totem

Cast glass, open edition

18" x 5.75" 

 

Art Installation 

Video courtesy of Sean Albert at the Preston Singletary Studio installing a new large scale piece by Preston Singletary created on printed glass panels. See additional large scale and pubic art work by Singletary under the Commissions section.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hot Shop - "Oystercatcher Rattle"
 
Video courtesy of Ross Richmond Glass at the Preston Singletary Studio creating a new "Oystercatcher Rattle" in blown glass.
 
 
 

 

 

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Clearly Indigenous Exhibition

View the Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass group exhibition at The Museum of Indian Art and Culture.

Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 16th, 2021 through June 16th, 2022


View the Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass exhibition at The Museum of Indian Art and Culture located in Santa Fe, NM. This groundbreaking exhibit features works in glass by thirty three Indigenous artists. A companion book is also available featuring works within the exhibition.


Per MIAC: “The artists have melded the aesthetics and properties inherent in glass art with their cultural ways of knowing, whether re-interpreting traditional stories and designs in the medium of glass, or expressing contemporary issues affecting Indigenous Nations.” 


The exhibit, curated by Dr. Letitia Chambers, and artist and museum consultant Cathy Short, features the following artists: Larry Ahvakana, Marcus Amerman, Angela Babby, Brian Barber, Dale Chihuly, Priscilla Cowie, Joe David, Alano Edzerza, Joe Fedderson, Dan Friday, Raya Friday, Gunbi Ganambarr, Tammy Garcia, Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Tony Jojola,Ramson Lomatewama, Carol Lujan, Ira Lujan, Djamba Marawili, Robert (Spooner) Marcus, Jody Naranjo, Ed Archie NoiseCat, Haila Old Peter, Carl Ponca, Marvin Oliver, Virgil Ortiz, Shaun Peterson, Lillian Pitt, Harlan Reano, Raven Skyriver, Rory Erler Wakemup, Adrian Wall and Preston Singletary.

 

Raven Steals the Sun
Blown and sand carved glass
21" x 7" X 7"

 

Rattle
Blown and sand carved glass
25" x 7.5" x 14"

 

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Art Focus: Weaver’s Welcome

Learn more about the Weaver's Welcome sculpture at the Burke Museum. 

Art Highlight: “Weaver’s Welcome”


The Weaver’s Welcome sculpture was created by artists Brian Perry (Port Gamble S'Klallam), Anthony Jones (Port Gamble S'Klallam), David Franklin, and Preston Singletary (Tlingit) and is currently on view at the Burke Museum in Seattle, WA. 

This figure welcomes guests to the Burke Museum in the tradition of similar iconic figures that have stood on the shores of the Salish Sea for generations. Symbols used on this piece are found in many historical objects in the Burke's collection, including baskets and carvings.

The Burke Museum is currently open to guests and Weaver’s Welcome can be viewed at the Lower Lobby, which showcases Washington state pieces from the three major areas of the Burke Museum collections: culture, biology, and paleontology.

 

Weaver's Welcome
Cast glass and metal
125" x 42" x 24"
The Burke Museum - Seattle, WA.

 

 

 

 

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Music & New Collaborations

Learn more about upcoming exhibitions featuring collaborative art and the Khu.éex’ Indiegogo to support their new album.

Music & New Collaborations

Music for the Great Sun

Preston Singletary and Choctaw artist Marcus Amerman have joined forces to create a body of work inspired by the forms and symbols of the ancient mound builder cultures of North America.

The Great Sun was a divine god-king of the Cahokia Mound builders, and both the political and religious leader of that ancient society. Many of the ancient pieces that served as inspiration for the artists were originally made by imperial craftsmen for the demands of the ruling class and The Great Sun.

View the Music for the Great Sun exhibition at the Exhibit C Native Gallery from March 1st - June 30th, 2021. Join Preston Singletary and Marcus Amerman for a special Virtual Opening Reception on Friday March 19th.
 

 


A Collaboration in Glass III

View a new collection of art by Preston Singletary and Jody Naranjo, who is renowned for her contemporary pueblo pottery, as they collaborate for the third time. These two distinct styles meld with each other in blown and sand carved glass sculptures. View A Collaboration in Glass III at the Blue Rain Gallery from March 26th to April 17th, 2021.

“The third round of collaborations was fueled by the pandemic. The remote collaboration was a
welcome change of routine for us. Usually we are able to work side by side making the vessels
that Jody designs, but this time we sent drawings back and forth, and I handled the blowing of
the pieces with my team in my studio.

Working on these blown vase forms is liberating for me and sort of a return to my glass blowing
roots. The classical form has always been an area of focus for me especially in the beginning of
my career when I helped other people make their work.

Collaboration comes easy for me because as glass workers we are accustomed to making work
for other people or executing ideas for people who do not blow glass themselves. Each
collaboration with an Indigenous artist teaches me something new in terms of approach and
dealing with traditional symbols and storytelling.”

- Preston Singletary


 

Contribute to the Khu.éex’ Indiegogo - Ends March 20th, 2021

Khu.éex’ began recording in 2013 after a chance meeting between Bernie Worrell and Preston Singletary. To date, Khu.éex’ has released three albums, The Wilderness Within, They Forgot They Survived and Héen.

The title of the new album, WOOch, translates from "together" in the Tlingit language, "wooch" also echoes the "WOO" philosophy of Khu.éex' co-founder the late Bernie Worrell (keyboardist - Parliament-Funkadelic), where he wished to use music to bring people together. This Indiegogo will use funds to complete the production and release of this new album.

Khu.éex' has reached our original Indiegogo goal of $15,000 to complete and release the new album, WOOch. Support from our Contributors was fundamental in the production of WOOch”which is scheduled to be released in June 2021. 

We will use any funds that go over the original $15,000 goal to get into the studio and add the multi track layering and mixing for a new batch of music recorded in October of 2020.  Khu.éex’ recorded 6 basic tracks for a new EP reflecting the newest line up. These new tracks feature Sondra Segundo the lead singer, singing in her Haida language in "Killer Whale Song", and our newest song titled "Breathe In". Please consider contributing to help Khu.éex' reach this next “Stretch Goal”. 

Perks for contributors includes music by Khu.éex' and art by Preston Singletary (Khu.éex' co-founder/bassist), like this Chartreuse Lightning Basket created in blown and sand carved glass. This Indiegogo ends on March 20th, 2021.


Chartreuse Lightning Basket
Blown and sand carved glass
5” x 6”

 

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