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New Book Offers Glimpse into Chihuly’s Private Studio

The Boathouse Book

The Boathouse, a new book published by Chihuly Workshop and distributed by University of Washington Press, reveals the inner workings of Chihuly’s artist studio and delves into the history of its location on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle. 

Inhabited for thousands of years, this area in the Pacific Northwest has witnessed significant historical changes, innovations, and reinventions. Similarly, The Boathouse has been a place for Chihuly to experiment and give birth to new ideas, as it was for its previous owner, renowned boatbuilder George Pocock. The space represents Chihuly's design aesthetic, showcasing pieces from his iconic bodies of work as well as his personal collections of art and unique objects. It is also home to one of the largest hotshop in the world, where Chihuly and his team of glassblowers create works in glass for installations and exhibitions at museums and gardens.

The Boathouse features 93 illustrations, as well as a foreword by Leslie Jackson Chihuly and essays by authors David B. Williams and William Warmus. 

Available through UW Press or wherever books are sold.

The Boathouse

The Boathouse, Seattle, 2016

Dale Chihuly, Chandeliers, The Evelyn Room

Dale Chihuly, Chandeliers, The Evelyn Room
The Boathouse, Seattle, 2019

Read an excerpt from the April 21, 2023 edition of The Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine: How Dale Chihuly landed at The Boathouse, and how they’re evolving together

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