Raven Skyriver started blowing glass in high school. His mentor, Lark Dalton, taught him the basics of traditional Venetian glass, as well as how to build equipment. With this knowledge, Skyriver built his studio. Soon thereafter, he had the opportunity to work with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, and through this experience was invited to join the William Morris Team. Skyriver worked with Morris following three years of learning to sculpt glass. Since Morris' retirement, Skyriver has continued to focus in the area of sculpture. His depiction of marine life is inspired by his island upbringing, and informed by the creatures that inhabit this fragile ecosystem.