E-Newsletter : Issue #103 August 2016 – Pilchuck DVD & Chihuly Studio Editions

August 2016

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope you and your families are well and enjoying the final weeks of summer. This month I want to focus on some of my favorite glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly, his Studio Editions. As many of you know these are smaller examples of Dales’s most famous series, including Persians, Seaforms, Baskets and Macchias. Once each year Chihuly creates four new editions, each one with its own distinct form, style and colors. Some of you may not be aware that there are a limited number of pieces available from many of the previous editions. Below you will see examples of some of my favorite editions that are still available from past years (the first four are from 2016). As always, I welcome your questions and comments.

Kenn Holsten



PILCHUCK, A Dance with Fire

Many of you have visited or are at least aware of Pilchuck School, a summer campus in the countryside near Seattle created over 30 years ago by Chihuly and friends and dedicated to teaching glassblowing and other glass making techniques. Recently my wife and I viewed a PBS special about the establishment and history of this famous school where famous glass artists from all over the world have taught. I highly recommend this video which is narrated by Jeff Bridges and was also made into a feature film. You may view the trailer and also order the film at adancewithfire.com


Dale Chihuly Studio Editions

Here are some of my favorite Studio Editions. The first 4 are from 2016 and the others are from previous years. Please let me know if you would like further information. Each piece within a series is handblown and there are minor differences from one to another so all dimensions are approximate.


Jade Green Seaform
7" diameter

Mandarin Yellow Persian
10" across

Star Fire Seaform
10" diameter

Nordic Blue Macchia
9" tall

Raven Black Baskets
11" diameter

Violet Persian
11" across

Saffron Seaform
9 " across

Fiesta Macchia
10" high

Brandywine Macchia
11" across
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