This book features an exclusive glimpse into The Boathouse, the private working studio of artist Dale Chihuly, and 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 with and give birth to new projects and ideas, as it was for its previous owner, renowned boatbuilder George Pocock. Inside, the space is representative of 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 hot shops in the world, where Chihuly and his team of glassblowers create works in glass for exhibitions and art installations at museums and gardens.
David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose award-winning books include Homewaters and Too High and Too Steep. He is a curatorial associate at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
William Warmus is a Fellow and former curator of modern glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, where he was the founding editor of the New Glass Review. He is the author or coauthor of over twenty books, including The Essential Dale Chihuly.
Leslie Jackson Chihuly is an American arts executive and philanthropist. She is president and CEO of Chihuly Studio, the working studio of artist Dale Chihuly, and cofounder of the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation.