USING GLASS ARTS TO CONNECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM
DIVERSE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS TO BETTER FUTURES

Save the date for our biggest sale of the year. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

December 2, 2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Cordell, Lanaya, and Lindsey were our student speakers for the 2017 Better Futures Luncheon. As usual, our student speakers were the highlight of the event!

 

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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.

Featured Stories

(Former) Student Story – Sam

Sam has been part of the Hilltop Artists family for 14 years -- starting out as a student in our Daytime program at Jason Lee Middle School and recently hired as our 3rd Daytime Teacher when we added a new position this year. Growing up, home life was hard for Sam, but in the midst of the chaos she found…

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Student Story – Ari

As a student in our Daytime program, Ari worked closely with Instructor Greg to create blown glass birds.  “We worked the whole year and he got pretty good!” Greg reported. After noticing Ari’s enthusiasm for glass blowing and his potential, Greg recommended Ari for our Summer Team Production. He hasn’t had a chance to make any more birds yet because…

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Student Story – Tanner

When you think of working with glass, most people think - hot!  Tanner, a Team Production student, has shifted his attention to the opposite end of the spectrum and has been focusing on his cold working skills.  ‘Cold working’ is a term used to refer to the many techniques used to decorate or alter glass after it has cooled, such…

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What’s Happening

Today - 3 locations for glass sales in Tacoma. Pick up a postcard, get a stamp at all three locations and be entered to win a prize!

Hilltop Artists Winter Glass Sale: 10 am to 1 pm (We hand out timed tickets starting at 9 am)
Tacoma Glassblowing Studio: 12 pm to 4 pm
Museum of Glass Store: 10 am to 5 pm

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Hilltop Artists' Winter Glass Sale

December 2, 2017, 10:00am - December 2, 2017, 3:00pm

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. 2017 marks the launch of our annual signature...

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ISO: Bill W, a generous Giving Tuesday fellow who we didn't receive any contact information for. If you are Bill W and made a gift to Hilltop Artists on Giving Tuesday through our Facebook page, please send us a DM or an email at info@hilltopartists.org.

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Hilltop Artists provides youth, ages 12-20, with hot glass instruction, related arts training, and adult mentors focusing on increasing students’ academic and interpersonal success.

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