These beautiful hand blown ornaments are made by local Seattle artist, Jason Christian.
Jason Christian grew up in Coupeville, a small town situated on Whidbey Island in the heart of the Puget Sound region of western Washington State. Jason’s mother was a nurse; his father, a metal fabricator. As an adolescent he thought that he too would find a place in the blue-collar world. He worked construction and odd jobs. He drove delivery trucks. However, there was something inside driving him towards a more creative vocation. His mother told him, “You should really go check out this glass studio downtown. I read about it in a magazine.” He went and saw a master glassblower turn a molten blob into a flower and was hooked. This was during the late 1990s and the Northwest glass scene was in full swing. Dale Chihuly was hanging chandeliers in Venice. Italian masters were moving to Seattle. There was plentiful work to be had, along with the strong sense of community that Jason had always wanted. He dove in, and there he flourished.
Jason is an integral member of Dale Chihuly's boathouse team, collaborating with international artists, including the late Pino Signoretto. He has worked with many well-known glass artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Martin Blank, Preston Singletary, James Mongrain and Nancy Callan. Jason also has taught at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, at Urban Glass in New York City, and at the University of Texas Arlington.
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Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains amidst a working tree farm.
From May through September every year, Pilchuck's Summer + Fall Program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer concurrent courses in a variety of glassworking processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.
Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the Fall and Spring.
New and experienced artists alike often make tremendous conceptual and artistic progress in their short time at Pilchuck. Combining a deep focus on glass, access to a variety of resources, a picturesque Pacific Northwest setting and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.