Courses + Catalog

Update 04-21-2020

In response to growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel programming through mid-August. We apologize for any inconvenience and are doing our best to communicate with all who have been affected by these cancellations.

We remain optimistic that the late August and Fall programs will continue to take place and encourage interested students to enroll. We have amended our enrollment and refund policies to give you the flexibility and financial security to do so without any risk. Read more here.


Make the most of your summer and fall - apply now and study at Pilchuck Glass School! Since 1971, artists and instructors from around the world have converged on campus to exchange ideas and push the boundaries of glass. Join us for #PILCHUCK2020!

The concepts that rise from the exploration of course themes will be realized with hot and cold glass in areas such as glassblowing, hot-glass sculpting, sand- and kiln-casting, fusing, neon, painting, flame working, printmaking, mixed-media sculpture, engraving, 3D modeling, printing and electronics. Find the courses that speak to you by looking at our handy Course Index page!

Pilchuck’s Hotshop, Annex, Studio Building, Printshop, Flatshop, BotLab, and Woods and Metal Studio are staffed by experienced coordinators to facilitate an almost limitless exploration of the material.


New this year - APPLY FOR FREE!

With special thanks to generous donors, Pilchuck will be waiving the 2020 Application Fee for Programs and Residencies.

Student applications accepted until courses are filled. Learn more about how to apply, tuition details, and more here

Learn more about how to apply, scholarship and financial assistance opportunities, and tuition details.




In response to growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel May through mid-August programs and eventsRead more here. 

Please consider joining us for one of our upcoming courses here below!

August 22 - September 2

Hank Murta Adams
Rebekah Birkan & Christian Oiticica
Eunsuh Choi
Austin Norvell
Kait Rhoads
Masahiro Sasaki

Artists in Residence: Judy Pfaff, Buster Simpson
Visiting Artist: James Carpenter
Gaffers: Courtney Branam, Jasen Johnsen

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September 6 - 11

Nikki Barber
Shannon Brunskill
Jason Elliott
Benjamin Jack Hill
Corey Pemberton

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September 14 - 19

Danielle Brensinger
Granite Calimpong
Althea Holden
Sayaka Suzuki
Galen Turner

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Header image: Installation view  of Chromo Sapiens at la Biennale di Venezia by 2020 Session 1 Artist in Residence Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter. Photo: Ugo Carmeni © Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, 2019.