Dan Friday

Watch Dan Friday sculpt a glass bear totem

Dan Friday (Lummi) recently completed a white-hot residency at the Corning Museum of Glass, and the museum has produced this excellent video that details the hours of work and concentration that goes into making one of Dan’s Totem figures. This three hour video is a great introduction to hotsculpting, and it includes something we’ve never […]

Coming Up: Lillian Pitt + Dan Friday Collaborative Exhibit

The gallery is proud to host an exhibition of collaborative glass work by artists Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) and Dan Friday (Lummi) this May. The works are currently undergoing coldworking, and then will be photographed and transported for their debut on May 5th. The vessels were made collaboratively at a multi-day glass blow earlier in 2018; Dan brought over twenty […]

Sweetgrass Basket Commission with Dan Friday

Clients looking for very special, meaningful corporate gifts needed to look no farther than the glass baskets of Dan Friday (Lummi). Inspired by the way the artist “weaves” the glass together, the clients chose Dan to create multiple Sweetgrass Baskets to symbolize the long partnership between themselves and the recipients. Dan beautifully brought their vision […]

Video: How Dan Friday Makes His Mosaic Glass Baskets

Dan Friday (Lummi) and videographer Derek Klein have put together this video that shows the steps to making one of his luminous glass baskets. It’s a mixture of mosaic, hot-sculpting, and blowing the glass.  

Gearing up for Dan Friday’s August show

The work is coming in, and we are getting geared up for Dan Friday’s solo exhibition, “Dan Friday: New Works in Glass“! This exhibit will show off Dan’s repertoire of glass blowing and sculpting techniques, as well as the many cultural and aesthetic ideas he is exploring. Woven mosaic baskets, hot-sculpted bears, totems, feathers, skulls, […]

Gallery Artists Featured in “Salish Modern” Museum Exhibition

The gallery has loaned a number of beautiful prints and sculptures to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, WA for their upcoming exhibition “Salish Modern: Innovative Art with Ancient Roots.” The museum exhibit will include works by Shaun Peterson – Qwalsius (Puyallup/Tulalip), lessLIE Sam (Coast Salish), Dan Friday (Lummi), Adam Louis (Nooksack) and Joseph […]

Final Week of Barry Herem and Salal Exhibits

We’re in the final week of our two April exhibitions, “Barry Herem: Wood. Glass. Paper. Steel.” and “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets”. These are two shows filled with color and light, perfect for beckoning spring to come to Seattle. Take a look at our exhibit installation photos, and don’t miss the opportunity to experience […]

April Exhibits Open Tomorrow — Join Us!

Join us tomorrow night to celebrate the opening of “Barry Herem: Wood. Glass. Paper. Steel.” and “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets” featuring works by Deborah Head (Tlingit), Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Lisa Telford (Haida), Isabel Rorick (Haida), Paul LaPier (Haida/Tlingit), and Dan Friday (Lummi). Barry Herem will join us for the festivities, and we hope […]