Pilchuck visit inspires a sense of reverence for Pollitt
Of course, I had heard about Pilchuck – the iconic place that helped set the course of modern studio art glass as a discipline. Because of its substantial reputation, I had envisioned a small college-like setting. I didn’t expect a Pilchuck visit to inspire such reverence.
Yes, there is a “campus,” but what first appears upon arrival is a three-story log-constructed building – containing in part a dining hall with an immense stone fireplace and providing a surprising view of Puget Sound.
This is a true, seriously minded artist sanctuary without outside world distraction, cut off from TV, radio, newspapers and people. The setting is gorgeous, the rustic buildings befitting the setting — and the equipment state-of-the-art.I have been in special places before, places with soul, but walking these grounds, I commented, “Some places have an energy, but this place has presence.” You can absolutely feel it – the presence of the world’s best glass artists creating, collaborating, sharing and passing it on. You walk these grounds with a sense of reverence and serious purpose.VISIT THE PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL'S WEBSITE!