MEET THE TEAM: AN ONGOING SERIES
Here at Preston Singletary Glass, we work with many talented artists and technicians. Over the next several months, we will be introducing you to the team members.
To give you a peek into the daily workings of the studio, here are some photos taken by our favorite photographer, Russell Johnson, of our three full-time artist’s assistants: Brittaney Shanta, Terri Rau, and Maurice Caldwell. They’re busy working on pieces for the upcoming collaborative exhibition between Preston and his longtime friend Dante Marioni, to be premiered at SOFA Chicago and presented by Blue Rain Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Brittaney Shanta, pattern cutting and weeding:
Terri Rau, basket weaving and sandblasting:
Maurice Caldwell, basket design and piece preparation:
Dante and Preston have been friends since high school – with Dante introducing Preston to glass art – but this is the first time the have professionally collaborated. The resulting pieces embody the strengths of both artists: the intricate canework, elegant vessel forms, and traditional Italian techniques of Marioni, combined with the strong formline design, Native American symbolism, and dynamic sandcarving of Singletary. Look for images of the finished work here in November, and for sale via Blue Rain Gallery!
All photos © Russell Johnson, 2011.