Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
2227 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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.
311 Occidental Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
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.
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2914 SW Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126
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.
5805 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
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.
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