Glass

Coming Up: A Season of Northwest Native Art Glass!

We are devoting our autumn season to back-to-back-to-back exhibits by three of the region’s top Native glass artists, in a celebration of the Northwest Native Art Glass movement. September brings Dan Friday (Lummi), October is Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and in November we close with Raven Skyriver (Tlingit). All three of these artists uses the medium of glass to reflect on aspects […]

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 […]

Raven Skyriver’s “Tyee” Swims into the Gallery, and a Kickstarter for His Glass Studio Build!

With this blown, off-hand sculpted glass masterpiece Raven Skyriver honors the magnificent spring Chinook salmon, known as “tyee” or “the chief” in Nuu-chah-nulth. There is no more important being to the life-cycle of the Northwest than the salmon. It has sustained the orca, the forests, and the native human population of the coast for millennia. […]

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 […]

An Early Look At Works in Raven Skyriver’s September Show

Back in July we had a visit from glassblower Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) who had just finished a multi-day blow at the Museum of Glass. He stopped by with the newly blown sculptures to give us a peek at what we might see in our September exhibition. As September draws near and each piece is completed, […]

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, […]

Raven Skyriver Hits the Museum of Glass

Did you get to see Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) working at the Museum of Glass this past weekend? If you missed it, check out this video of highlights from the MoG, showing Raven and the team working on a gorgeous sea turtle. Many of the pieces he blew will make their debut with us this September, […]

Raven Skyriver goes viral

Raven Skyriver’s art went viral this week, thanks to a video produced by Insider. It’s been seen over 10 million times — have you seen it? Watch it below to join the crowd!   Glassblower makes giant sea creaturesThis glassblower makes massive sea creatures. Footage courtesy of Derek Klein Films and https://www.instagram.com/hot_diggity_d/?hl=en Posted by INSIDER […]

In the Studio with Raven Skyriver

We had the honor of tagging along to Pratt Fine Arts to watch Raven Skyriver blow an amazing mahi mahi (aka dorado, aka dolphinfish) this week. Raven and his team work on a huge scale for blown glass — the size of this fish was almost too large for the glory hole to accommodate. But […]

Susan Point – New Horizons

When is a print not a print? When it’s a glorious etched glass panel. This work was the result of a commission by a client who loved Susan Point’s poignant way of bringing together the elements of water and sky. The resulting artwork, “New Horizons”, was so successful that Point created the serigraphs Anvil Island […]