Jimbo Cups was created in June of 2017 by Benny Hill and Jimbo Graham, who first met in 2004 at Colorado State University, where they were both students in the art department, with a focus on sculpture.
Energized by what an amazing educational experience Pilchuck had been, Jimbo and Benny teamed up to make cups in 2017. Using Benny’s expertise in maker space settings, the two created molds using emergent technologies, such as 3D printing and CNC machining. Glass would then be blown into these molds using the same glass-blowing technique the Romans had used thousands of years before. Benny and Jimbo have both attended Pilchuck Glass School every summer since 2017, both as students and staff. What they learn from the masters at the school is translated into what they share with you at Jimbo Cups. Benny and Jimbo feel that their unique collaboration, incorporating the fine arts with new technologies and fabrication techniques, continues to lead to joyful and meaningful interactions and experiences, which they hope to share with you through their designs at Jimbo Cups.
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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.