JULY 10, 2016
12 - 5 PM

Every July, 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.

Watch hot glass demonstrations by renowned glass artists.
Experience docent led tours of Pilchuck’s picturesque campus.
Hike an exclusive off-the-beaten-path tour: visit the Chihuly Cabin, Buster Simpson’s Treehouse, the Trojan Horse, and end the tour at Inspiration Point with a breathe-taking view of the Puget Sound.
Browse the Pilchuck Gallery glass art sale, enter a raffle, and participate in hands-on glass activities.
Enjoy live music and food and beverage concessions will be available.

For more information and registration, click HERE

New class!

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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. 



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.


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!


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.


Morgan Madison—Curiocity

May 5–June 29
Opening Reception, May 5, 6 - 9 pm

Hours T–F 10–4PM 
weekends by appointment. 

240 2nd Ave S. Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98104

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