Spring Glass Sale

Celebrate spring with bright and beautiful glass made by Hilltop Artists students. Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Summer Glass Arts Programs

Our Summer Glass Arts Programs are open to students in middle school and high school.  Learn how to blow glass, make a glass bead, or the basics of glass fusion!

Applications will be posted on May 15th.

What we Do


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.


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.



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

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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Student Story – Nanita

  Nanita has only been a Hilltop Artists since the summer, but she is already hooked. “I’m not really sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I sure hope it can be something with glass.” After hearing about our Summer School from a friend, Nanita had her mom sign her up for glassblowing this past summer.…

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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…

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What’s Happening

What a wonderfully festive day! Thank you to CHI Franciscan, Dale and Leslie Chihuly, Museum of Glass, Pierce County for Arts and Tech with support from Workforce Central, M Agency, MultiCare, and Plancich Dental for making this event possible!

Photos courtesy of M Agency and Lisa Monet Photography
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Upcoming Events



May 06, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Just in time for Mother’s Day! Celebrate spring with bright and …
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May 18, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Donate_3_Column Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
See Hilltop Artists Students In Action Watch Hilltop Artists students …
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Oct 03, 2017
10:30am - 12:45pm
HA-DES9 Website Image for Events Page 72dpi edited Better Futures Luncheon 2017
Come be a part of something BIG! Our annual Better Futures Luncheon i…
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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.



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.



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.