Posts Tagged ‘glass art’

Video: Seattle’s Glass Artists

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Western Washington has long been a vibrant center for glass artists. Check out this mini-documentary about what it’s like to work in a glass-blowing studio and how glass objects are crafted.

Think you can take the heat? Join us this August for our Glass Art in Seattle tour. We’ll take you to studios, galleries, museums, and private collections to learn more about this intriguing art form.

If you’re local to DC, click here to learn more about the Washington Glass School.

What do you think of glass art? Please share!

Video: Washington Glass School

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The Washington Glass School is DC’s favorite place for beginning crafters and experience artists to hone their glass art skills. Here’s a documentary from the School, honoring it’s first seven years of teaching and nurturing glass art.

Would you like to meet artists in their studios, and maybe find something for your own collection? Join us this April for the Smithsonian Craft Show.

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Photo: Colorful Chihuly in Tacoma

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
A close up of Dale Chihuly's pedestrian bridge at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Photo: Lane O'Neill, Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

A close up of Dale Chihuly's pedestrian bridge at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Photo: Lane O'Neill, Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Artist Dale Chihuly is best known for pushing the art of glass-blowing to the limits of (and sometimes past) the imagination. More controversially, some decry the fact that he hasn’t blown glass himself since a car accident that robbed him of one eye and his later shoulder damage in the 1970s. Others counter that most artists have had help since the time of Michelangelo. Whatever your opinions on teamwork, we think Chihuly’s work is worth seeing in person. See it for yourself and tour his studio on our Glass Art in Seattle tour, starting August 5th. Space still available at press time.

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