We are proud to present the newest solo exhibit by glass artist Raven Skyriver (Tlingit). The majority of works in this exhibition were blown over the last few months at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, as well as in local studios around Seattle. Skyriver was the recipient of a prestigious “Fuel their Fire” residency at the museum, and many of the works in this show are the result of that program.
Skyriver also visited Hawaii for the first time this year, and was deeply inspired by the sea life he was able to watch in that ecosystem. An astonishing Sea Turtle sculpture makes its debut in this exhibit, the product of that Hawaii trip. The sea turtle is one of the most technically complex pieces Raven and his crew have tackled, with forty hours into the pre-production alone. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a video of Skyriver working on a sea turtle.
Exhibition Dates:July 2, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Raven SkyriverBalance (Seahorse)Blown, Sandblasted Off-Hand Sculpted Glass on Metal Stand
Raven SkyriverSustain (Otter with Clamshell)Off-Hand Sculpted & Blown Glass, Metal Stand
Raven SkyriverClutch (Sea Otter)Off-hand Blown, Sculpted, Sandblasted Glass on Metal Armature
Raven SkyriverGrandmother – TortoiseBlown, Off-hand Sculpted and Sandblasted Glass
Raven SkyriverPerch – Tree Frog on BranchOff-hand Sculpted, Sandblasted Glass on Wall Bracket
Raven SkyriverAnchor (Seahorse)Off-hand Sculpted, Sandblasted Glass on Metal Armature
Raven SkyriverAdrift – Sea TurtleBlown, Off-hand Sculpted, Carved and Sandblasted Glass on Stand
Raven SkyriverMigrate (Humpback)Off-hand Sculpted and Sandblasted Glass, Metal Stand
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Glass Center, you can see a bit of what goes into making an exquisite piece such as “Adrift”. Watch as Raven and his team–including his wife, Kelly O’Dell–attach portions of the turtle, all while keeping it hot and moving. Glass is not for the faint of heart, friends!