Winter Warmers is Postponed until Further Notice!

Get toasty during these cold winter nights!

On the last Fridays of January, February, and March, renowned glass masters work with Hilltop Artists’ students in the Jason Lee Hot Shop creating works of art that inspire our young people and audiences alike.

Join us as we enjoy savory refreshments, warm beverages (non-alcoholic), and make s’mores over the glory hole, all while watching the magic happen!

Winter Warmers are exceptional and rare opportunities to learn more about and engage with the glass art community, as well as support the youth of Hilltop Artists.

Ticket sales and donations are an investment in our tuition-free programs, using glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to Tacoma Rainiers for donating the door prize: a President’s Seats Summit Club Experience for six plus a gift bag!
This experience can be used for a Rainiers or Tacoma Defiance game. 

Thank you to our community donors

Infinite Soups

Happy Belly

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Friday, January 25, 6-9 pm | Dante Marioni*

Friday, February 28, 6-9 pm | Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles

Friday, March 27, 6-9 pm | Jen Elek (POSTPONED)

Click here to find directions to Jason Lee Middle School Hot Shop

*This private Winter Warmer hosted by the Hilltop Artists Board of Directors is sold out. Please email to learn about similar events in the future.

Dante Marioni

January 31

Dante Marioni

Dante is a master of Italian forms and techniques, including reticello and cane work, which are favorite techniques of our Team Production students. His amphoras, vases, and ewers are derived from Greek and Etruscan prototypes, yet they are imaginatively and sometimes whimsically reinterpreted. His impossibly elongated, sinuous shapes are made with bright and saturated contrasting colors.

Jenny and Sabrina

February 28

Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman

Jenny and Sabrina have been working together at their Pohlman Knowles studio for 26 years. They have undertaken six international, two month journeys to developing nations to learn and find inspiration. Their art contains themes around healing, self-empowerment, compassion, strength, grace, and the power of the human spirit. 

Jen Elek at MOG

March 27

Jen Elek

Jen Elek is a Northwest studio artist and educator working primarily in glass, neon and steel. Jen uses blown glass to create sculptural objects that display the materials ability to reflect, magnify and represent bold color. Traditional and innovative processes combine in Jen’s work to create colorful landscapes of glass.

Jen teaches workshops and exhibits her work internationally. She’s taught at The Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School for Crafts in North Carolina, and Urban Glass NY, among others. Elek recently joined the board of trustees of Pilchuck Glass School. She shares a studio with husband Jeremy Bert in South Seattle.

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