This Wednesday, January 30, Tyler Glass will host Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz, the first artists in the Laurie Wagman Lecture Series in Glass at Tyler School of Art / Spring 2013. Lecture at 1.30pm in B089 and Demo 2.30 – 5.0pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios/Hot Shop. All are welcome!

Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz / Two Tone Studios Cane pitchers and tumblersBlown glass, 12”h (Pitcher), 3” – 4.5”h (Cups)

Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz / Two Tone Studios
Cane pitchers and tumblers
Blown glass, 12”h (Pitcher), 3” – 4.5”h (Cups)

Sugiki and 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.

Boyd SugikiLayersBlown glass, 18.5”x43.5”x11.5”, 2009

Boyd Sugiki
Blown glass, 18.5”x43.5”x11.5”, 2009

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.

Lisa ZerkowitzBeach BallsBlown & cold-worked glass, 4-15” diameter, 2011

Lisa Zerkowitz
Beach Balls
Blown & cold-worked glass, 4-15” diameter, 2011

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