Preston Singletary (Tlingit) and Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) come together to bring you A Collaboration in Glass IV.
In a unique meeting of European glass-blowing tradition and Northwest Native design, Preston Singletary’s artwork depicts cultural and historical images from his Tlingit ancestry in richly detailed, beautifully hued glass. By infusing traditional design with fresh energy through the use of modern materials, his work pays homage to his forefathers, who feel that the past, present and future are intertwined.
Though her techniques are traditional, Jody Naranjo’s designs, shapes, and colors are modern. Many of her pots tell stories, many are decorated with children. Her two young daughters are already picking up and playing with clay much to Naranjo’s pleasure. Even in their pre-teens she sees the familiar trait of carrying on the legacy of a great pottery family.