Every Spring, Pilchuck Glass School welcomes the public to tour our scenic private campus and watch renowned glass artists at work. Our Stanwood campus is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains overlooking the San Juan Islands.
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and to reserve your tour click here
or call 206.254.1966 to register now!
This spring, in recognition of their leadership, generosity and artistry, we have invited several glass Olympians to campus for five-day residencies. Each artist will display examples of their latest creations, make new works and welcome the public to watch:
ARTISTS AND DATES
APRIL 29 - MAY 3
MAY 5 - MAY 9
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May 3, midnight to midnight PST
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COMBINATIONS + CONNECTIONS
Glassblowing, Lighting, Design, Cold working, Fabrication
How can parts be combined to make a great whole? Working together to transform the campus, students will explore synergistic systems of production and creation. Bocci designer Omer Arbel will join us midsession and lead a three-day design master class with students becoming ateliers producing work with an international designer. The class will delve deep into problem solving and solution building. Student ideas will become instructors' demos and class projects. Come as an individual, leave as a collective.
A / INTERMEDIATE
JAY MACDONELL + OMER ARBEL
Jay Macdonell is a glassblower, designer and educator. His practice is split between personal explorations and working globally for artists, designers and architects as a project manager, design consultant and gaffer. He has been involved with Pilchuck in numerous capacities including teaching with Ann Wahlstrom and craftspersons in residence. Omer Arbel's interdisciplinary practice spans multiple scales and cultural-economical contexts to include architecture, industrial design, sculpture and high-craft manufacturing. In addition to his company, Bocci, Arbel's work has been exhibited globally and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. www.jaymacdonell.com
2016 SUMMER PROGRAM
The 2016 catalog of classes is now available! Click on "summer program" in the menu above to see the full details on each and every class we're offering this summer! To view a PDF of the catalog, click here!
PATTERN PLAY STORY PHENOMENA SYSTEMS COLLABORATION & FABRICATION PATTERN PLAY STORY
New this year! Each of the six sessions is defined by a theme, evident in the content of each class,
and the work of the artists in residence.
Student applications for the Summer Program are open! Applications accepted until courses fill.
May 5–June 29
Opening Reception, May 5, 6 - 9 pm
weekends by appointment.
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