Preston Singletary segment

NATURE episode Preston Singletary segment. PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017

Preston Singletary on his work

Glass artist Preston Singletary on his work. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings)

Filming Preston Singletary

In May, the Craft in America crew visited Preston Singletary’s glass studio in Seattle for the NATURE episode. We watched Preston create a raven and salmon out of hot glass, with help from assistants Joseph BenVenuto and Sean Albert. We also watched Preston draw his designs on his pieces, which were cut by Brittaney Shanta and…

Dante Marioni & Preston Singletary collaborate

Seattle glass artists Dante Marioni and Preston Singletary collaborate on glass and talk about their friendship. Marioni and Singletary met in high school and have stayed connected, personally and professionally, ever since.

Preston Singletary on his heritage and Tlingit mythology

Glass artist Preston Singletary talks about his heritage, how tools help to develop their art and culture over the years, and Tlingit symbolism.

Preston Singletary

Preston Singletary (b. 1963 in San Francisco, CA) is a Tlingit glass artist. Singletary transfers Tlingit designs, traditionally carved in wood, onto glass. He studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Light is integral to his work, and he uses it to add dimension to the glass and his design. His work is…

Nature: Highlights from the Episode

NATURE: Highlights from the Episode March 18 – May 13, 2017 “I try to translate this environment for other people to enjoy and understand.” -Mary Merkel-Hess The artists featured in this exhibition challenge viewers to reassess our relationship to the natural world and question whether or not we have been positive custodians of the landscape…

School Visits to the Center

Last week our schools had the privilege of experiencing a hands-on workshop with Catherine Alice Michaelis. This week, the same students from Clinton Middle School and Rosewood Elementary were able to visit the Craft in America Center in order to view and discuss the objects featured in the NATURE episode in person. Monday morning, the…