Best Places For Glass Art In Seattle

July 10, 2012 11:43 AM

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Glassblowing is the Phoenician glass-forming technique of inflating molten glass with a blowpipe. The art of glassblowing has fallen in and out of popularity throughout the ages, but was most recently revived in 1962 by workshop owners and artists Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino. The Northwest, specifically the Seattle area, is considered by many to be a hotspot of inspiration and creativity, which extends itself to the glassblowing movement as well. Numerous studios and workshops dot the Puget Sound area providing technique and art to all blown-glass lovers.
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Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
2227 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-23181
www.seattleglassblowing.com

The Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery was formed in 1991 in homage to the glassblowing revival of the 1960s. Cliff Goodman, founder of the studio, apprenticed beneath Fritz Driesbach during the 1970s before attending the famous Pilchuck School. The studio itself functions in two separate capacities: one being a gallery for the designers and artists on staff and the other being a place of learning to teach glassblowing techniques to novices. Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery is a must-see for anyone interested in the art of glassblowing.

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Glasshouse Studio
311 Occidental Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 682-9939
www.glasshouse-studio.com

Glasshouse Studio is the oldest blown-glass studio in the Northwest. Founded in 1972, toward the beginning of the glassblowing movement, the Glasshouse Studio houses a talented team of artists that always strive to push the boundaries in their artwork. The studio holds regular demonstrations as well as weekly group tours. For a firsthand view of these pioneer glassblowers hard at work, check out Glasshouse Studio in Pioneer Square.

Related: Guide to Puget Sound Art Museums

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Avalon Glassworks
2914 SW Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 937-6369
www.avalonglassworks.com

Avalon Glassworks serves artists and customers alike by dividing up the attention between studio work, gallery and gift shop. Primarily focusing on home decor pieces, Avalon Glassworks has decades of hands-on experience. All of the work is uniquely contemporary and represents a one-of-a-kind piece. For art that fits all home types and sizes, stop by Avalon Glassworks to brighten up your day and home.

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Blowing Sands
5805 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 783-5314
www.blowingsands.com

Owner David Smith has been a glassblower for over a quarter century and represents some of the finest craftsmanship in the Northwest. Serving as a staple to the Ballard’s artistic community, Blowing Sands stands as testament to the artist’s movement, but more specifically the glassblowing revival. David’s studio mentors young glassblowers as well as commissions out for work on a regular basis. Stop by every second Saturday of the month to see Blowing Sands’ newest galleries. This place is sure to leave you impressed.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 753-4940
www.chihulygardenandglass.com

On May 21st, 2012, world-renowned blown-glass artist Dale Chihuly opened the most extensive collection of his art ever assembled at the base of the Space Needle. In an effort to boost tourism and Space Needle intrigue, a 1.5-acre exhibition was built to showcase Chihuly’s work through the ages. Many Seattleites and journalists were skeptical of the construction of the Chihuly Garden and Glass gallery, but as reviews trickle in, the word has been nearly unanimous: awe-inspiring.

Related: Best Casual Art Classes In Seattle

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Anthony Schultz resides within the historic Brownes Addition of Spokane, WA. In his off time, Anthony enjoys copious amounts of reading, pages upon pages of scribbles, which he dubs his writings, and absorbing as much pop culture as humanly possible. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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