Pilchuck Glass School

Summer Program
Summer Programme

Norwegian Crafts offers one scholarship to a Norwegian citizen to attend summer programme workshops at Pilchuck Glass School every year.

GRANTS AVAILABLE: 1
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1 2018 (00:00 PST)

Norwegian Crafts supports Pilchuck financially and is guaranteed one Norwegian participant annually. If you are selected you are also eligible for a travel grant of 5000 NOK from the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (Norske Kunsthåndverkere)

Applications should be made directly to Pilchuck, who is in charge of the selection process.
For more information on the program, and how to apply, click here.

The deadline for all applications for the Norwegian scholarship at Pilchuck is February 1 2018 (Midnight PST). There is only 1 scholarship  reserved for a Norwegian citizen, but Pilchuck offer other types of scholarships, listed here.

APPLY HERE.

2018 COURSES

This summer at Pilchuck, key words structure the dialogue and focus for session courses. Form + Function, Ephemeral, Metrics, Method, Archetype, and Corporeal provide a framework for inquiry. 

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.

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

The courses offered this summer offer a wide range of learning, skill levels and methods – the only question is, which keyword speaks to you? 

SESSION 1: FORM + FUNCTION, MAY 14 - 25
Martin Štefánek
Devin Burgess
Jeff Ballard & Brent Rogers
DISK Daisuke Saito
Cortney Boyd & Adam Cohen
Ben Beres 
AiRs: Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby

SESSION 2: EPHEMERAL, MAY 29 – JUNE 15
Hiromi Takizawa
Patrick Nickell & Rob Stern
Penelope Rakov
Cédric Ginart & Wayne Strattman
Jean Fernandes & Ashley McFarland
AiRs: Reilly Donovan, Caroline Woolard, Leigh Claire Le Berge

SESSION 3: METRICS, JUNE 19-30
John Miller
Lewis Batchelar & Madeline Prowd
Victoria Bradbury & Mark Hursty
Micah Evans & Stephan Peirce
Rebecca Arday, Barrak Darweesh & Phirak Suon
David Schnuckel
AiRs: John Torreano, Ho-Wan-Ut “Haila” Old Peter

SESSION 4: METHOD, JULY 8-25
Jimmy Anderegg
Martin Janecký
Daniel Cutrone
Jen Elek & Jeremy Bert
Carrie Iverson & Jeremy Scidmore
AiRs: Laura de Santillana, Leo Berk

SESSION 5: ARCHETYPE, JULY 30 – AUGUST 16
Matteo Tagliapietra & Roberto Beltrami
Jin Hongo & Robert Lewis
Fred Metz
Hamm Vitrifex
Anne Petters
AiRs: Tanya Aguiñiga, Alessandro Diaz de Santillana

SESSION 6: CORPOREAL, AUGUST 20 – 31
Laura Donefer & Jeff Mack
David Walters
Erin Garmezy & Grant Garmezy
Sally Prasch
Yoav Reches & Angela Thwaites
AiRs: Damien Davis, Tip Toland

See the full course catalogue for Pilchuck 2018 here.

Courses range in level from introductory to advanced. Each course description notes a level of experience required. Course levels are listed with each course description:

  • Introductory: 0–1 years of frequent practice in the technique(s) listed
  • Intermediate: 2–4 years of frequent practice in the technique(s) listed
  • Advanced: 5+ years frequent practice in the technique(s) listed
  • All Levels: Encompasses all of the above; all are welcome

About Pilchuck

(from Pilchuck's website) 

Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains on a former tree farm.

From May through September every year, Pilchuck's summer program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer five concurrent courses in a variety of glassworking processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.

Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the Fall and Spring.

New and experienced artists alike often make tremendous conceptual and artistic progress in their short time at Pilchuck. Combining a deep focus on glass, access to a variety of resources, a picturesque Pacific Northwest setting, and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.

Grant Recipients

2018: Alice Lebourg

2017: Jeanne Sophie Aas

2016: Ida Christel Siebke 

2014: Eirin Bjørsland Hansen