Tina Oldknow / Hardcover / Published 1996
Reviewer: email@example.com from San Marino, CA October 14, 1998
Tina -Loved this book and will buy the latest.Mom says "hi" and please don't fail tostop in when in
Dale Chihuly's Hippie Commune begets Studio Glass Movement
Reviewer: DCA1125@aol.com from New York City July 12, 1998
Pilchuck Glass School is the place where every artist who works in glass comes to take or teach a
summer class (2 1/2 weeks). It's the glass art world's seat of power where craft process is shared,
artists go to refresh themselves (located on 40 acres of land amidst thousands of acres of tree
farm overlooking the most spectacular vista including the waterway from Seattle to Alaska it's hard
not to get in touch with your soul), and it's the place where artists return each summer just to be
with each other. This is a very special place.
Dale Chihuly started Pilchuck one summer more than 25 years ago when he was teaching at RISD.
He thought it would be fun to go west and blow glass...there was no Studio Glass Movement and,
as you will read when you buy this fabulous book, there wasn't much of anything but the
extrodinary spirit of a group of very special people.
Pilchuck has grown to be one of the world's most important arts institutions with a Board of
Trustees that "gets it"...and we know because we've been Trustees for years.
Tina Oldknow has written an easy to read "page turner" that's a scholarly work (she conducted
more than 150 interviews in two years of thorough research for this book) while it's picture filled
format (gorgeous color photographs of art made from glass as well as historic photos of the
artists and their art) makes it easy to understand for those who don't really like to read art books.
This is a don't miss read for anyone interested in art or in the social history of the 70's, 80's and