November 24, 2008

A fun morning at the Museum of Glass

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications

This past Sunday morning, I joined several other Burke Museum staffers for a trip down to Tacoma to visit the Hot Shop at the Museum of Glass. Our purpose was to watch Tlingit artist Preston Singletary (and his talented crew of Hot Shop assistants) work on a new glass piece for the Burke Museum’s permanent collection. Preston and his team spent the morning working on a glass killer whale, and it was fascinating to observe the process. I highly recommend a trip to the Hot Shop any day, but it was a real treat to see such a celebrated local artist in action. I took some photos to document the experience:

When the piece is finished, I will be sure to post a photo!