In the pursuit of creativity and innovation Pilchuck is excited to present the inaugural Gaffer Olympics This May 1–11, 2015 in conjunction with Spring Tours.
Olympians push the limit, break records and set new standards and Pilchuck has been fortunate to have “Olympian” artists influence the development of the field of glass and provide support over the years to Pilchuck through their teaching and example.
This spring, in recognition of their leadership and generosity, we have invited several artists to campus for five-day residencies. Each artist will bring a team of talented assistants, display examples of their latest creations, make new work and welcome the public to watch. Sign up for a Spring Tour to show your support for Pilchuck, and see these world-renowned artists in action!
Shelley Muzylowski-Allen (Hot Shop)
Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen (Hot Shop)
Beccy Feather (Flame Shop)
Jason Elliott (Flame Shop)
Nancy Callan (Hot Shop)
Jenny Pohlman (Hot Shop)
2015 Summer Session
The 2015 summer course catalog has been released! Click here to read / download the full summer catalog! Navigate our newly revamped website to see all the latest and greatest information on the summer's instructors, artists in residence, and application details.
Speaking of which, things are a little different this year: Student applications are now accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until courses fill. (Waitlists are maintained for all filled classes and applicants will be contacted when space becomes available.)
Session T-Shirt Retrospective
On display: December 04, 2014 - January 28, 2015
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL
240 2nd ave s, suite 100
seattle, wa, 98104
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 5:00 - 8:00 pm
9:00 am-5:00 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
11:00 AM -4:00 PM
Every session for more than 30 years the Pilchuck Glass School community experience has been celebrated in a T-shirt. Each one has been illustrated by a session participant, selected by a competitive vote, and printed locally. This retrospective exhibition brings together years of such designs, showcasing the variety of Pilchuck's attendees, and their incredible talent, humor, and wit.
Join us for our opening reception on December 4th, and wear your session shirt! (We'll be wearing ours) There will be an exclusive selection of reprinted shirts on sale, featuring 3 of the most popular designs from Pilchuck history.
Special thanks to John Reed, for contributing to this exhibition from his extensive collection, and to Ed Rooney and Kyle Davis, for printing these shirts for the past 27 years.