Pilchuck Appoints Benjamin Wright as New Artistic Director

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

After an international search, Pilchuck Glass School is excited to announce Benjamin Wright as its incoming Artistic Director.

"I am delighted to be joining the talented staff at Pilchuck Glass School as the next Artistic Director,” shares Wright, “and I am humbled by the fearlessly experimental creative lineage on whose shoulders we will together build the future programs of this important and inspiring nexus of the glass world.”

2018 Emerging Artists in Residence

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

During the fall, Pilchuck invited six artists to campus as the 2018 Emerging Artists in Residence. Learn more about each of the artists: H Schenck, Liesl Schubel, Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Rebecca Szparagowski, Allyssa Burch, and Suyeon Kim, and their experience in this immersive residency.

Announcing global search for next Pilchuck Artistic Director

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pilchuck Glass School begins the global search for its next Artistic Director. The organization is seeking a creative leader to shape and implement the next phase of the institution’s programming. The Artistic Director will set and lead the organization’s programmatic vision; represent the organization to its past, present, and prospective constituents; and manage interactions with an array of creative professionals on and off campus.

After six years with Pilchuck Glass School, Tina Aufiero stepping down as Artistic Director

Friday, July 6, 2018

At the end of this year, Artistic Director Tina Aufiero will be leaving Pilchuck Glass School to continue her artistic practice after six years of service and creative foresight in advancing programs for the school.

Immersive Glassmaking Retreat for High School Artists

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Program leaders from Pilchuck Glass School and Hilltop Artists teamed up to plan a three-day, two-night retreat experience for thirty Hilltop students and staff. Supported by Pilchuck’s renowned glassmaking facilities and faculty, participants received housing, meals, instruction by professional artists, and an ample supply of glassmaking materials.

Pilchuck Welcomes Christopher Taylor as Executive Director

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Pilchuck Glass School board is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher R. Taylor as incoming Executive Director. After a six-month international search led by Arts Consulting Group in partnership with the Pilchuck Board of Trustees, Taylor was chosen to lead the school as it approaches its 50th anniversary (2021) and beyond.

2017 Visiting Artists at the Museum of Glass

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Each year, in partnership with the Museum of Glass, Pilchuck brings artists from around the world to the Museum hot shop. A different artist is featured each week from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. This year, the following Artists in Residence will be visiting: Tobias Klein – June 21-25 Rande Cook – August 16-20 Turi McKinley –

Hauberg Residents Collaborate with "Carried on Both Sides"

Thursday, July 27, 2017
We’re very excited to support our 2016 Hauberg Fellows, Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee and Alexander Rosenberg who have joined in the collaboration of Carried on Both Sides, an immersive installation that uncovers the ancient history of the @ symbol. As Woolard explains, “the project questions how present logics of freedom and exchange carry with

Aya Oki's Reflections from Murano

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
On a warm summer day during Session 5 of 2016, Artistic Director Tina Aufiero and Marcantonio Brandolini D’Adda of the Laguna B design firm in Venice met on the Pilchuck Campus. D’Adda came to study in Michael Hernandez’s neon course, Transforming Light, and was inspired by the immersive 360° experience Pilchuck provides for students.