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Artist of the moment……….Richard Royal



Richard Royal is an American artist that studied with Dale Chihuly and works with glass. Royal attended the Pilchuck Glass Art School located just north of Seattle, Washington. Royal has also been a faculty member at Pilchuck.

Royal was born in the year 1952.

In this clip we see a great interview and also many works with Richard Royal. :

Royal is part of many prestigious collections in the United States and Japan.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist has won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Below a link to the website of Richard Royal:

What  great artist working with glass. Royal makes wonderful shapes that are not only fun to look at, but also cast wonderful shadow shapes. Royal has also mastered using color.



Artist of the moment…..Preston Singletary


Preston Singletary was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1963. Singletary attended the Pilchuck Glass School located in Stanwood, Washington.

The artist is also part of the teaching staff at the Pilchuck School of Glass.

Preston Singletary represents the Tlingit Nation.

In this clip a short interview with Preston Singletary talking about the Tlingit culture found in his work:

The artist is included in many prominent collections including the American Institute of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Price range information: His favorite subject is a large barrel shaped basket work of blown glass with most ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Larger masks can reach as high as $20,000.

What I enjoy most about Singletary’s masks is the fact they are made out of glass. Like a spirit appearing in the night, Preston Singletary’s work really looks its best when it is hit by light that makes the transparency and the interesting shapes come to life.

This clip was just released a few days ago, a newer updated interview with the artist. We get to see him at work on some pieces: