Visiting Artist Series
December 2-3, 2010
Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz Bowl Glassblowing
(t) Boyd Sugiki
(b) Lisa Zerkowitz
Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz made an appearance at BAGI in December 2010 and taught a 2-day class focusing on the most difficult core shape, the BOWL.
Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz met as graduate students at the Rhode Island School of Design in the mid nineties. After completing their degrees, they moved to Seattle, where they operate Two Tone Studios. Their work takes them all over the United States, Canada and overseas, for retail and wholesale shows, exhibitions, teaching opportunities and as visiting artists.
In the United States they have traveled as visiting artists or instructors to the following places:
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Bay Area Glass Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, Emporia State University, Firehouse No. 12, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Public Glass, Rhode Island School of Design, San Jose State University, Southern Illinois University, Third Degree Glass, University of Hawaii, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Beyond our borders, they have traveled to Turkey’s Glass Furnace, both Korea’s Kookmin University and Korea National University of the Arts, Japan’s Toyama Glass Art Institute as well as Kanazu Forest of Creation, and Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada.
Boyd’s addiction to fishing and Lisa’s love of hiking inspires them to travel to unique places where they can experience the outdoors while being exposed to different cultures. These trips allow them to come back to their studio refreshed and excited to create beautiful and contemporary hand blown glass objects that people can live with each day and enjoy fully.
Class Description: The bowl is a deceptively simple form. In this two-day workshop one refined skills and increased one's confidence by breaking down the key elements in the making of the bowl. One discovered how to form the glass by utilizing heat effectively. Working efficiently, creating that perfect line, and building confidence were the goals of the course, as instruction was personalized and detailed to the individual's level of experience.
> Visit Boyd Sugiki's website
> Visit Lisa Zerkowitz' website
> Visit their collaboration website
Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz