Chihuly Love

Brian & I finally had an opportunity to tour the permanent exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s work. Pure love! The exhibit, located next door to the Seattle Space Needle, opened last year.


It includes an exhibit hall that contains eight galleries and three drawing walls, offering a comprehensive look at his series of work,

a glasshouse with a suspended 1,400-piece, 100 foot-long sculpture,

and finally, my favorite, a garden which beautifully blends plant life with Chihuly sculpture. Amazing!

Dale Chihuly is our own native son, born in Tacoma, WA in 1941. He studied interior design at the University of Washington, and continued studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.

In 1968 on a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice, where he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971 he founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State.


Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and here in Seattle we are so proud that this permanent exhibit of his work has been established. If you live here or are planning a visit, I hope you will make time to see this fabulous display. To learn more, click HERE

Until next time…

Cheers from Seattle!



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5 Responses to Chihuly Love

  1. Jana says:

    Awesome, thanks for the tour!!! Absolutely gorgeous!- JBV

  2. Dotti says:

    What a fantastic tour you shared with us, Carol! We have a renowned glass artist in our own little town, too, so I’ve become quite a fan of glass art. Thanks for the tour and the information.

  3. Terri Porter says:

    Wow! You really captured the beauty of this fabulous exhibit! I saw these when they were on temporary exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens and was really blown away by their beauty. Love the one in the field of tulips! To have this in your own town to visit as often as you want is such a gift! He is coming back to Phoenix this November and I can’t wait to go and experience his art again. And who knows? Maybe someday I’ll come and visit you and get to see it there!

  4. Viv says:

    Wow such wonderful colours and textures like Terri I saw some of his work when we visited Scottsdale….His work is inspirational

  5. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the inspiration Carol! Just visited the Chihuly Garden & Glass yesterday. It was every bit as fabulous as your photos suggest. A must-see for locals and out-of-towners alike. The adjoining Collectors Cafe is fun too – Dale Chihuly loves collecting all sorts of artifacts and you can see a slice of what interests him in the cafe. The accordian collection “flying” across the ceiling is especially fun.

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