Pilchuck Glass School

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle: Address, Phone Number, Pilchuck Glass School Reviews: 4.5/5

Pilchuck Glass School
4.5
About
Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by glass artist Dale Chihuly and patrons Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg. What began as a one-summer glassblowing workshop has grown into the world's most comprehensive center for glass art education. Thanks to the vision of the founders and the enthusiasm and dedication of all who have come to the campus, Pilchuck now hosts more than 500 students and artists each summer and is guided by a forty-one-member Board of Trustees. Pilchuck's history is filled with stories of hard work, passion, and generosity. Although much has changed since the 1970s, the original core values of the school endure: to inspire creativity, transform individuals, and build community.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
How to get there
  • Pioneer Square • 3 min walk
  • King Street Station • 3 min walk

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IslandGrl
Washington6,165 contributions
A wonderful experience and visit
Jul 2015
We took the opportunity to visit the Pilchuck Glass School during their summer open house. The grounds, the location, and the school are an unique part of Washington's Creative Arts history. What a treasure. The day was well-organized with events, demonstrations, music, and more. We thoroughly enjoyed the movie that featured the early days of the school and current reflections. There were many volunteers on-hand to direct or guide visitors. We would not hesitate to recommend a visit to the Pilchuck Glass School on the two days a year it is open to visitors.
Written August 11, 2015
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Julie C
Seattle, WA31 contributions
Tours Only Open 2X per Year
May 2012 • Family
Tours are by prior arrangement ONLY. We just attended one of the 2 annual open house tours given per year at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. It's in a remote and beautiful secluded location 60 minutes north of Seattle. If you love glass art or are fascinated by the creative process, this is well worth the effort! Things to know:
-There is quite a bit of walking, some stair-climbing and some moderate hill climbing on gravel paths. Dress for inclement weather. The environment is rustic.
-Food service is not available unless you have signed up/paid for a tour with brunch or lunch included. You could probably pack a picnic lunch for after the tour concludes...
-There's a small gallery with some lovely glass art pieces for sale and a separate store which has some interesting tee shirts and glass art books, if you are so inclined.
-You'll have a chance to see artists in residence working on projects; they may or may not choose to be interrupted to talk to a tour group. Most of the artists we saw were happy to speak with us.
-A visit to the Hot Shop is a wonderful introduction to discovering how art glass is made by teams of artists and gives more insight into the studio glass movement which was born at Pilchuck in the early 70's.
Written May 14, 2012
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