The Pilchuck campus is located 50 miles north of Seattle in Stanwood, Washington. The campus is a serene woodland retreat where artists can focus, create and dream without boundaries. The 54-acre site is set within a 15,000-acre tree farm in the foothills of the Cascade Range, with spectacular views of Puget Sound.
Pilchuck Glass School began as a creative experiment by artists who wanted to work with glass while living as a community in a wilderness environment. This concept attracted more artists as it allowed freedom of expression, the place, and the time to experiment with glass.
The studio and shops are equipped for glassblowing, hot casting, kiln casting, coldworking, flameworking, neon, fusing, glass painting, stained glass, and printmaking and includes a wood and metal shop. Housing is warm and rustic and most accommodations require a brief walk through fields and forest to reach the studios. Everyone eats, works, and sleeps on campus for the entire session and quickly bonds to create an intimate artistic community.
With all it offers, the Pilchuck campus is an ideal setting for shared creative experiences, reflection, inspiration, and learning.
To visit the campus, join us for our public Spring Tours & Artists@Work event! This spring, purchase a ticket for a special tour of the campus and watch renowned artists at work.