Category: Process

Raven and the Box of Daylight

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Raven and the Box of Daylight exhibition at the Museum of Glass opening October 2018. 

Museum of Glass
Raven and the Box of Daylight
October 3rd, 2018 – October 2019.
Opening celebration on October 6th, 2018.


Join the Museum of Glass for Raven and the Box of Daylight which tells the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This story holds great significance for the Tlingit people. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, storytelling, and encounter, where the Tlingit story unfolds during the visitor’s experience. Immerse yourself in the story of Raven and the Box of Daylight, when this traveling exhibition makes its debut at the Museum of Glass this October.



This endeavor took the Preston Singletary Studio years to create and refine. Here are process photos of some of the pieces that will be included in the exhibition.

Box of Daylight

Kiln cast and sand carved glass

Design process 


Raven Transforms

Sand carved glass

Design process


Blowing glass into head form molds.

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New Collaborative Works

See a behind the scenes look at the new works being created at the Preston Singletary Studio. 

Recently the Preston Singletary Studio was pleased to host artist Jody Naranjo, a leading Pueblo potter from New Mexico,  to work on their second collection of collaborative blown glass pieces. Dante Marioni was also present to help in this collaborative endeavor.

These unique pieces will be presented at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM this fall. Check back on our Calendar as we announce exhibition details for these pieces in the upcoming weeks. 




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“Raven and the Box of Daylight” Exhibition

See the latest information on the upcoming “Raven and the Box of Daylight” exhibition debuting at the Museum of Glass.

The Preston Singletary Studio is currently focused on creating new works in blown glass for the upcoming “Raven and the Box of Daylight” exhibition debuting at the Museum of Glass

This major traveling exhibition will open in fall 2018 and pushes the limits for glass as a medium. Visitors will also experience unique lighting and soundscapes to illustrate the story of Raven.

“Raven and the Box of Daylight” is based on the Tlingit origin history of Raven who brought light into a previously dark world by releasing the sun, the moon and the stars.


Clan Figure

Clan Figure, 28" x 15" x 15", blown and sand carved glass. 

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Sneak Peek:  “Killer Whale Totem”  Mold Making and Casting

A behind the scenes look at the new monumental work by Preston Singletary, "Killer Whale Totem". 

The newest monumental work by Preston Singletary, “Killer Whale Totem”, is preparing to be cast in lead crystal. Following the successful completion of the first “Family Story Totem” series, this new large totem pole features Singletary’s clan crest (the Killer Whale) in the center, his moiety (the Eagle) on top, and a thunderbird in the center that represents David Svenson who is the carver of the wooden pole.

Standing at nearly 8 feet tall the “Killer Whale Totem” will weigh close to 2,500 pounds and will be larger than the “Family Story Totem”. Created in a very limited edition of three totems total, each one will be cast in a unique color in lead crystal.

The first totem in the edition is in the mold phase in the Czech Republic, using a lost wax process. Below are photos of the original wood model with wax and plaster molds. The next step is selecting the color for the lead crystal and casting the totem in several sections. Once cast into the molds each section will take approximately 10 weeks to anneal. The “Killer Whale Totem” is projected to take twelve months to complete from start to finish.

Stay tuned for updates on this exceptional project. Please feel free to contact the Preston Singletary Studio with any questions.


   Killer Whale Totem



Watch an interview with Preston Singletary as he discusses the “Family Story Totem “, which was the first in the monumental glass totem series.

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Behind the Scenes at the Studio

A behind the scenes look at Preston Singletary working at his Studio hot shop. 

Preston Singletary regularly works in his Studio hot shop creating new pieces for upcoming gallery and museum exhibitions. Joined by an experienced team of skilled artists Singletary is able to expand upon his work in blown glass. Below are photos of recent hot shop creations.


Upcoming Exhibits Include:

Journey Through Air to the Sky World.
Blue Rain Gallery
August 18th – September 2nd, 2017

View a large selection of new works by Preston Singletary in blown glass. "Journey Though Air To The Sky World" opens August 18th, 2017 at Blue Rain Gallery.


Pacific Currents
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
September 9th - 30th, 2017

A collection of collaborative works by Lewis Gardiner and Preston Singletary featuring works created in blown glass, jade, paua shell and more. Exhibition opens September 9th, 2017 at Spirit Wrestler Gallery.


Pictured below: Preston Singletary, Joe BenVenuto, Sean Albert and Dave Walters. Photos courtesy of Preston Singletary Studio. 

 Nature's Gift

Travels the Water

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