Behind the Scenes

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 […]

Behind the Scenes: Reflections Box – An Alaska Shoreline

Every work in our November exhibition is the result of dozens or hundreds of hours of work, and that isn’t even counting the ideas that lead to the piece. One of the most incredible pieces is the “Reflections Box”, which Jensen and Lipson refer to as the ‘heart’ of their exhibit. Courtney Lipson has created […]

Behind the Scenes: Catalog Production of Hib Sabin’s “The Long Game”

Details, details… We’re in the editing phase of production on Hib Sabin’s new exhibition catalog. The catalog–in both print and digital forms–will debut alongside his solo exhibition, “The Long Game” this July. All photography was shot in-house by our fabulous freelancer Ashley Genevieve, and the introductory essay is by our writer and designer, Sarra Scherb. […]

Behind the Scenes: Drew Michael and the No Good Very Bad Day

Making art is hard. For every work that arrives in the gallery, there are many that never do, whether they are glass that falls off the pipe at the last moment; ceramic that explodes in the kiln; or stone that cracks at the wrong moment. Sometimes, the idea is there but the material just won’t […]

Masks 2017: Courtney Lipson Gives Us A Peek Into Her Process

Courtney Lipson (Adopted Tlingit/Non-Indigenous) has developed an incredible micro-mosaic technique to bead on carved wood. In this excellent video she shows us the technical brilliance, patience and commitment it takes to conceive and create a beaded mask for our upcoming group mask exhibition, “Masters of Disguise”, opening June 1st. This mask is a collaboration between Courtney and […]