In 2014 the foundation support Professor Li Wen to travel to the United States of America to attend the Pilchuck Glass School to attend the Heike Brachlow and Richard Whiteley: Sculpting Colour and Light class and the Christoper McElroy: Systems Made Transparent class.
Professor Li Wen is Deputy Director of Ceramics and Crafts Department and Founder and Director of the Glass Studio at the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. He has had numerous prestigious commissions and is regularly invited to present at international events. He has studied in Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art in Ahejiang and was awarded a full scholarship to study in Russia a the Stroganof Academy. After obtaining his masters degree re taught at the China Academy of Art and then to Prague as a visiting scholar to study at the Academy of Architecture and Design. On his return to China he established glass studio at the College of Public Art a new campus of the China Academy of Art. For over 10 years he has been devoted to promoting glass art and developing the studio to become China's leading platform for glass art.
The Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. The campus is in Stanwood, Washington, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains on a former tree farm.
Pilchuck’ssummer program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the Fall and Spring.
Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.