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Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
David, Joe  Search this
Feddersen, Joe  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry)  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Native American artists  Search this
Theme:
Native American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15931
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)299007
AAA_collcode_single11
Theme:
Native American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_299007
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Preston Singletary

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
David, Joe, 1946-  Search this
Feddersen, Joe, 1953-  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis, 1972-  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry), 1916-  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav, 1921-2002  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone, 1892-1977  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David, 1953-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 sound files (3 hr., 48 min.), digital, wav)
55 Pages (Transcript)
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 March 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Preston Singletary conducted 2011 March 23-24, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Singletary's studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Singletary speaks of his family background, especially his Tlingit heritage and his grandmother; his early interest in music; his job at the Glass Eye Studio in Seattle; his formative years as a glass blower in Seattle and at Pilchuck Glass School; his early styles and processes in the modern Venetian tradition; his interest in Tlingit motifs; early mentors including David Svenson, Joe David, and Tony Jojola; collaboration in the studio with other glass artists and other native artists who work with various media; his interest in the modernist primitivist art movement; the character of significant exhibitions and commissions; his collaborative project with David Svenson and native Alaskans on the Pilchuck Founders' Totem; how he met his wife in Sweden; descriptions of his processes and techniques, including lighting techniques; his retrospective at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Smithsonian's Gustave Heye Center in New York; current and future directions of his work; the character of his studio, including the contributions of his assistants; collaborations with other native artists including Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, and Maori jade carver Lewis Gardiner; his interest in Jungian psychology and shamanism; his relationship with critics, collectors, and dealers; and his involvement with native communities. Singletary also recalls Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Stanislav Libensky, Napoleone Martinuzzi, David Svenson, Keke Cribbs, Joe David, Tony Jojola, John Hauberg, Richard Royal, Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, Brian Jungen, and James Luna.
Biographical / Historical:
Preston Singletary (1963- ) is a Tlingit glass artist in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 memory cards as 8 digital sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 48 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Native American artists  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.single11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93a552326-ac2d-4da5-8db1-9f7c95018195
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-single11
Online Media:

[Jojola, Tony (Isleta Pueblo)]

Collection Correspondent:
Hanson, James A.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Dempsey, Hugh A.  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Schaeffer, Claude E.  Search this
Taylor, Colin F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
The John Canfield Ewers papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John Canfield Ewers Papers
John Canfield Ewers Papers / Series 6: North American Indian Art / Artists:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a82ca919-ba2d-494f-88bf-b05daf35814b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-35-ref847

Orange blown vase

Artist:
Tony Jojola, born Isleta Pueblo, NM 1958  Search this
Medium:
glass
Dimensions:
8 × 7 × 7 in. (20.3 × 17.8 × 17.8 cm)
Type:
(not assigned)
Crafts
Date:
2002
Topic:
Object\other\vase  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the collection of Clemmer and David Montague
Object number:
2021.61.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77c0af9b2-2871-4c7f-981a-28dea684e554
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2021.61.3

Jar

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Seller agent:
Marc Howard, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Howard Goldsmiths, Inc.  Search this
Object Name:
Jar
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
25.5 x 16.3 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
December 1986
Catalog Number:
26/7950
Barcode:
267950.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66fc6ddde-7e7d-4a01-9dea-fdd15e8af970
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_401449
Online Media:

Jar

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Seller agent:
Marc Howard, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Howard Goldsmiths, Inc.  Search this
Object Name:
Jar
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
20.0 x 24.0 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1980-1990
Catalog Number:
26/7951
Barcode:
267951.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d305a05c-a770-4046-8025-88277dc354c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_401450
Online Media:

Bowl

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Seller agent:
Marc Howard, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Howard Goldsmiths, Inc.  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
10.9 x 7.4 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
26/7952
Barcode:
267952.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62582b5f9-ef46-4eac-b1d8-9425464e7aef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_401451
Online Media:

Bear figure

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Seller agent:
Marc Howard, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Howard Goldsmiths, Inc.  Search this
Object Name:
Bear figure
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
15.5 x 6.5 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
2004
Catalog Number:
26/7953
Barcode:
267953.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws660c6bb3c-0acc-4d03-9f24-55c01c9ef933
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_401452
Online Media:

Bear figure

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Seller agent:
Marc Howard, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Howard Goldsmiths, Inc.  Search this
Object Name:
Bear figure
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
8.3 x 7.8 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
December 1986
Catalog Number:
26/7954
Barcode:
267954.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d97bb39b-1d4c-40be-8edf-347906f87b8f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_401453
Online Media:

Vessel

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
18 x 16.5 x 16.7 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Isleta Reservation; Bernalillo County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1985-1995
Catalog Number:
25/4776
Barcode:
254776.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66252639b-e545-443a-b8e9-2378ca318d43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270326
Online Media:

Lightning Strikes

Culture/People:
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Tony Jojola, Isleta Pueblo, b. 1958  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Title:
Lightning Strikes
Object Name:
Vessel
Media/Materials:
Glass
Techniques:
Handblown
Dimensions:
27.5 x 25 x 13 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Isleta Reservation; Bernalillo County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1989
Catalog Number:
25/4780
Barcode:
254780.000
See related items:
Isleta Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65962f5e9-1c53-4a7d-8932-a98cc9d9eeee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270330
Online Media:

Tony Jojola [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Nationality:
Pueblo of Isleta  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the National Museum of the American Indian Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_91982

Glass : [exhibition catalog] / Tony Jojola

Author:
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Southern Plains Indian Museum and Crafts Center (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Jojola, Tony Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1988
[1988.]
Topic:
Art glass--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
E98.I5 J74 1988
E98.I5J74 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445798

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