Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire

Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire

USA | 2015 | 68 minutes | John Forsen

October 17, 2019

Presented in conjunction with Chihuly Gardens & Glass' Refract Festival

Since 1971 the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA has been pushing the limits of a medium that can last centuries or shatter in an instant.

Founded by iconic figure Dale Chihuly and a few art school friends in the counterculture days of the early 1970s, the Pilchuck Glass School pushed the boundaries from its very beginnings, and now stands as one of the premier glass art centers in the world. This convergence of visionary individuals, regional culture, and fortunate timing, allowed Pilchuck to develop from a makeshift summer workshop to the most important international center for artists working in glass. Told through incredible archival footage, interviews, and the firsthand accounts of the individuals that shaped the school, and glass art as an artistic medium, Pilchuck: A Dance With Fire is the definitive history of one of the Pacific Northwest's artistic treasures, the Pilchuck Glass School.

  • Director: John Forsen
  • Principal Cast: Narrated by Jeff Bridges
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 68 minutes
  • Producer: John Forsen, Gary Gibson
  • Screenplay: Gary Gibson
  • Language: English