Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Indian Curio Shelf

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  • Medium: glass (blown and etched), wooden shelf
  • Size: 2 × 53 × 14 inches (shelf); baskets vary up to 12 inches in height and 12 inches in width
  • Reference Code: XM50504

These glass baskets pay homage to the complexity and beauty of traditional basketry. I feel that glass brings a new dimension to native art. I like to think that the luminosity of the pieces is like a spirit that exists inside them and that only shows itself in the right light.

Photo by Russell Johnson

Preston Singletary

Preston Singletary

Tlingit

(1963- )

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.