Preston Singletary was born in 1963 in San Francisco CA. He was educated at the Pilchuck Glass School and studied with other glass artists such as Lino Tagliapietra, Cecco Ongaro, Benjamin Moore, and Dan Dailey. Singletary creates unique sculptures which are informed by the stories and images of his Tlingit heritage and their tradition in art. Preston Singletary's native glass art is part of many public and private collections. Preston has taught, lectured and exhibited internationally since 1989, and is well known and respected for his impressive glass sculptures utilizing the “sandcarving” technique which he developed. His blown glass sculptures can be found in many collections and museums, including the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, Heard Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI.