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Applications open soon - get ready join us for Pilchuck Glass School’s historic 50th year of programming!

Since the summer of 1971, artists and instructors from around the world have converged on campus to exchange ideas and push the boundaries of glass as a creative material.

This anniversary season begins with a special session dedicated to our school’s work supporting indigenous artists in glass. Throughout the summer, the program also highlights the impact of European artists on Pilchuck by presenting many exciting makers and thinkers from across the continent. With a special one-week session for families and exciting anniversary events and projects spread across the season, we have created a program accessible and engaging for a wide audience of curious glassmakers. Come learn, make, play, and help us launch into the next fifty years!

Pilchuck’s annual SUMMER + FALL SESSIONS range from one to three weeks and offer a wide range of learning for artists of all skill levels. 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.

Applications will open later this winter at pilchuck.org - stay tuned for details! Student applications for scholarship, financial aid, and priority placement are due by 11:59 PM [Pacific], February 1, 2021. Student applications will be accepted until courses are filled.

APPLY FOR FREE! Apply for free for all programs and residencies and join us for #PILCHUCK50.


2021 SUMMER + FALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS:

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

SESSION 1: THE GATHERING 

MAY 24 - JUNE 4

Joe David & Preston Singletary
Raya Friday
Cathy Chase & Pike Powers
David Svenson & Kazumi Svenson
Tomas Colbengtson & Cara Romero

Artists in Residence: Natalie Ball, Erica Lord
Gaffers: Ira Lujan, Spooner

SESSION 2: CORPORIS

JUNE 8 - 19

Glenn Carter & Judith Schaechter
Stephen Paul Day & Sibylle Peretti
Simone Fezer & Maria Phillips
Martin Janecký
Sibelley 

Artists in Residence: Dawit N.M., Haas Brothers
Gaffers: Brandyn Callahan, Aya Oki

SESSION 3: FAMILY TIES

JUNE 25 - JULY 2 

Simon Klenell & Leo Tecosky
Jessica Landau & David Willis
Beth Lipman
Raven Skyriver
Youth Camp: Marta Cabral & Dorie Guthrie

 *Youth Camp is for youth participants ages 8-15, must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian who is enrolled in a course.

Artists in Residence: Saya Woolfalk
Curators in Residence: Mika Drozdowska & Asia Stembalska
Gaffers: Michael Cozza, Kelly O’Dell, Sasha Tepper-Stewart

SESSION 4: CROSS-CURRENTS: EUROPA

JULY 8 - 25

Autonoma (Tina Aufiero & Andy Paiko)
Luca Barberini & Arianna Gallo
Jakub Berdych
James Devereux & Louis Thompson
Micke Johansson
Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch 

Artist in Residence: Shoplifter
Curator in Residence: Blanca de la Torre
Gaffers: Karin Forslund, Rasmus Nossbring

SESSION 5: ENCEPHALON

JULY 29 - AUGUST 15 

Kiesha Bolton
Granite Calimpong
COYLE
Jay Macdonell & Michiko Sakano
Anna Mlasowsky & Matthew Szösz

Artists in Residence: Sabine Marcelis, Tommy Gregory
Gaffers: Patricia Davidson, Robert Lewis, Michael Hernandez

SESSION 6: ANIMUS 

AUGUST 19 - 30

Anthony Amoako-Attah
Bri Chesler
Fritz Dreisbach & Heather Hartle
Michael Flechtner
Hank Murta Adams 

Artists in Residence: Ebony G. Patterson, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
Gaffers: Emily McBride, Jason Minami

    

FALL 1

SEPTEMBER 4 - 9

Lydia Boss & John Hogan
Erin Dickson & Jeffrey Sarmiento
Emi Fujita
Benny Hill
Jasen Johnsen & Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen 

Artists in Residence: Doug Johnston & Tomoe Matsuoka
Gaffers: Jason Christian, Eric Meek

FALL 2

SEPTEMBER 13 - 19

Nikki Barber
Laura Donefer & Megan Stelljes
Silvia Levenson
Richard Marquis & Therman Statom & Toots Zynsky
Corey Pemberton
Joyce Scott & Paul Rucker 

Artists in Residence: Marela Zacarías
Gaffers: Dante Marioni, Cedric Mitchell

  

 

Images: Session 1 feat. Cara Romero | Session 2 feat. Simone Fezer | Session 3 feat. Beth Lipman | Session 4 feat. Arianna Gallo | Session 5 feat. Kiesha Bolton | Session 6 feat. Bri Chesler | Fall 1 feat. Erin Dickson | Fall 2 feat. Silvia Levenson