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Student Story – Tanner
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…

Student Story – Nanita
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…

Student Story – Zach
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…

Student Story – Jacob
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.…

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Quick Facts

Graduates

Between 2007 and 2014, 96% of all eligible Hilltop Artists students graduated from High School. In 2013-15, 100% graduated.

Instruction

On average, an After-School student receives 211 hours of instruction.

Volunteers

Every year, Hilltop Artists engages over 80 volunteers who give over 500 hours to the organization. Our dedicated volunteers made everything happen at our events and in our offices.

Glass Sales

Student-generated glass sales totaled $133,503 in 2014.

Commissions

Team Production completed over 70 commissions of varying size, quantity, and style during our 2013-14 Fiscal Year.

Safety

Hilltop Artists students create their glass-blown art with molten glass that has been heated in the furnace to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Our students learn to respect safety precautions as they work as a team using very hot materials.

Fundraising

Our annual fundraiser is the Better Futures Luncheon. Attendees hear from our students about the impact of Hilltop Artists on their lives, have first access to unique glass items, and have an opportunity to connect young people to better futures through their support. Learn more about our 2015 Better Futures Luncheon here.

Articles

South Sound Talk: A Sunday Afternoon at Edgewood Garden

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May Newsletter

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Exit 133: Hilltop Artists Has Launched a $62,000 Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Exit 133: Common Threads A Glass Exploration of Kantha Embroidery

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TNT: Critic’s Picks

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Radish: Hot Glass

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Annual Reports

2015 – 2016

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2014-2015

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