Born in 1982 Raven Skyriver started blowing glass in high school at the age of 16. Raven’s mentor Lark Dalton taught him how to build glass blowing equipment, and trained him in venetian technique. Raven joined the William Morris team, by Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s request in 2003. He worked on the team until Bill’s retirement, in 2007. The experience of working with such a talented group of people galvanized his decision to follow Glass sculpting as a profession.
Raven lives near Pilchuck in Stanwood Wa., and produces his work in the greater Seattle area. Raven shows his work nationally and has been featured in group shows internationally. Raven’s focus in the area of sculpture, and depiction of marine life is inspired by his island upbringing, and informed by the creatures that inhabit this fragile ecosystem.