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Winter Glass Sale!  Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM to 1 PM at Jason Lee Middle School.

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Programs

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Our Programs

All youth, ages 12-20, in Pierce County can participate in our programs, which take place in public schools in Tacoma and Franklin-Pierce School Districts.

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Our Impact

For the past four years, our Team Production students have had a 100% graduation rate. 58% have gone on to Post-secondary education, 50% are employed, and 25% are doing both.

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Artwork

Hilltop Artists students explore glass art through glassblowing, flameworking, mosaics, and fusion. Team Production creates glass art for commissions, installations, and our biannual glass sales.

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Featured Stories

01 Nov

Student Story – Zach

  Zach started in our summer program two years ago and hasn’t looked back! “I’m not really into sports so I’m glad I have Hilltop Artists.” Zach, a student at Stadium High School, is part of the After School program at Wilson High School and hopes to join Team Production in the future.   “It is cool to express myself through art. I love having a tangible object as a result of my effort.” He…

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14 Sep

Student Story – Jacob

Jacob had a busy summer! Jacob was the third student to represent Hilltop Artists in Tacoma's Sister City, Biot, France. For three weeks this summer, he soaked in the French culture and studied glassblowing with renowned glass artist, Antoine Pierini. “I spent long hours in an active hot shop working with Antoine and learning new techniques. I even learned how to trap an air bubble -- but the on-purpose, exactly-where-you-want-it kind of air bubble.” Going…

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24 May

Student Story – Ellye

Ellye first heard about Hilltop Artists from some friends. At the time, she was looking for something to do outside of her homeschool classes. When she first arrived in the Jason Lee hot shop, the noisy equipment and heat were overwhelming. But once she started working with glass, it didn't take long for her to fall in love with the art form. During After-School, Ellye loves blowing glass with her friends. She also enjoys watching…

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What’s Happening

The Winter Glass Sale is happening THIS SATURDAY! So, get your shopping lists ready. Remember, you can arrive at 9 am to get your timed entry ticket and avoid the line! Here are some pictures of past glass sales to give you an idea of all the amazing glass we have available. ... See MoreSee Less

The Winter Glass Sale is happening THIS SATURDAY! So, get your shopping lists ready. Remember, you can arrive at 9 am to get your timed entry ticket and avoid the line! Here are some pictures of past glass sales to give you an idea of all the amazing glass we have available.

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Winter Glass Sale on Saturday! Check out the event listing for pictures of the types of glass that will be available. See you on Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less

Hilltop Artists' Winter Glass Sale

December 10, 2016, 10:00am - December 10, 2016, 3:00pm

Jason Lee Middle School

Find a gift for everyone on your list (and maybe even one for you!) at our annual Winter Glass Sale! All proceeds go back into our tuition-free programs! Shorten your wait in line: arrive at 9 a.m., pick up a timed ticket, and return at your appointed entry time. BONUS: Bring three or more non-perishable items or a $10+ grocery gift card to the sale for a surprise gift!

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Keaghan made the most darling little pig! His first glass pig ever, Keaghan has named him Hamilton. Sadly, Hamilton is not for sale. :( ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday

Dec 10, 2016

10:00am - 1:00pm
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Thursday

Dec 15, 2016

5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday

Jan 19, 2017

5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Feb 08, 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Participate

Hilltop Artists provides youth, ages 11-20, with hot glass instruction, related arts training, and adult mentors focusing on increasing students’ academic and interpersonal success.

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Donate

Hilltop Artists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on public and private donations. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. In order to keep our programs tuition-free, we depend on the generosity of our supporters and advocates.

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Volunteer

Hilltop Artists is a community that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich the lives of our youth and the world around us. We have many ways for you to become involved with Hilltop Artists by volunteering.

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