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(Former) Student Story – Sam
(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…

Student Story – Ari
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,…

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…

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Quick Facts


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


Cordell, Student Speaker at the 2017 Better Futures Luncheon

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La’Naya, Student Speaker at the 2017 Better Futures Luncheon

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Lindsey, Student Speaker at the 2017 Better Futures Luncheon

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Suburban Times: Hilltop Artists – Better Futures Luncheon

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Hilltop Artists Day!

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March 2017 Newsletter

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