The pattern design that looks like an arrow represents the shadow of the tree spirits. The Sha’r-dar yara’r- kee (The Work or Embroidery Around the Head) is a pattern used exclusively by shamans. It represents the mountain as it descends to the water in step-like plateaus.
Preston was born in San Francisco, California, in 1963. In 1984, he began his studies at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass school in Stanwood, Washington. Today, he remains connected to the school as both a sessional instructor and a board member, while pursing his own very successful career as an artist. Pilchuck has always fostered a milieu open to new ideas that has drawn many of the most promising students, as well as established working glass-artists, to the Pacific Northwest Coast.
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