2013

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University Wisconsin-Madison
 

2012

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

2011

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Honors Award, Chicago, Illinois

Fritz Redlich Alumni Award, Institute of International Education, New York, New York

2009

Golden Scarf Award, Seattle Sounders, Seattle, Washington 

2007

Washington State Medal of Merit, Olympia, Washington

2006

American Craft Council Gold Medal, Palm Beach, Florida


Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

 

2005

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
 

2004

Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
 

2003

Lifetime Achievement Award, Glass Art Society, Seattle, Washington
 

2002

Gold Medal Award, National Arts Club, New York, New York
 

2001

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, Corporate Council for the Arts/ArtsFund, Seattle, Washington
 

2000

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
 

1998

Jerusalem Prize for Arts and Letters, Friends of Bezalel, Israel's National Academy of Arts and Design, New York, New York
 

1996

Honorary Doctorate, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle, Washington

Globe Award, World Trade Center, Tacoma, Washington

Outstanding Achievement in Glass, Urban Glass Award, New York Contemporary Glass Center, New York, New York
 

1995

Honorary Doctorate, Pratt Institute, New York, New York
 

1994

Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement, Malibu, California
 

1993

Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus, Alumni Association, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
 

1992

Honored as the first National Living Treasure, Institute for Human Potential, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
 

1988

Honorary Doctorate, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
 

1987

Governor's Writers Award, University of Washington, Alumni Legend, Seattle, Washington
 

1986

Honorary Doctorates, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Governor's Art Award, Rhode Island

Named Fellow of the American Craft Council
 

1985

Governor's Art Award, Washington State
 

1984

President's Fellow, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Visual Artist's Award, American Council for the Arts, New York

Governor's Art Award, Washington State (with Pilchuck Glass School)
 

1983

Achievement in the Arts Award, Tacoma Arts Commission
 

1979

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
 

1975

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Artist-in-Residence, Artpark, Lewiston, New York
 

1968

Fulbright Fellowship to Murano, Italy
 

1967

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New York, New York
 

1965

Highest Honors, American Institute of Interior Designers (now the American Society of Interior Designers)
 

1964

Seattle Weavers Guild Award, Seattle Washington