AERIAL MAP OF CAMPUS WITH KEY
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. Today Pilchuck and its environs are an ideal setting for shared creative experiences, experimentation, reflection, inspiration, and learning.
Buildings such as the lodge, studio buildings, and housing are all made of native materials in the Pacific Northwest architectural style known for responding to the environment. Studios are well-equipped for glassblowing, hot-glass sculpting, hot casting, kiln casting, coldworking, flameworking, neon, fusing, glass painting, stained glass, printmaking, woodworking, metalworking, and more.
A small student gallery, school store, library, dining hall, artist’s studios, and offices are located near the studios surrounding the center of campus. Artist’s cabins, cottages, and dormitory are located a brief walk away from the studios along foot paths through woods and clearings. Residents can hike and be inspired on well established paths through the 15,000 acre Pilchuck Tree Farm surrounding the school, which also includes an occasional view of Puget Sound, its islands, and waterways.
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Though no image can take the place of being here, the aerial image attached to the link above will give a sense of place. Use the key to locate specific buildings. In the future, more images of buildings and rooms will be added to this page.