Singletary developed his talents as a glassblower working with Seattle area artists, Benjamin Moore and Dante Marioni. Over the past twenty years his career has taken him to the Kosta Boda glass factory in Sweden and the hot shops of Lino Tagliapietra, Checco Ongaro, and Pino Signoretto in Murano. In the early 1990s, the artist began to experiment with transferring Tlingit designs, traditionally carved in wood, to the medium of glass. To Singletary, the material felt particularly appropriate, "Native cultures are always moving forward and adapting to new materials... Representing Tlingit designs in glass felt like a logical next step to me - and glass gives the work a permanence that wood can't duplicate."
Vetri is proud to be able to offer this new small series of Preston's baskets.
Preston Singletary at Traver Gallery