Imagery and Glass Course Update

The last 2 weeks in my Imagery and Glass course have been a blast. We have been working with enamels, rayzist, and silk-screening. Loo Bain (recent MFA graduate in fibers) was amazing in guiding us through the silk-screening process. Also we have done experimental slumping and just received new bullseye slumping molds to play with. Next week we will be experimenting with using a flat scanner on 3-D glass objects- I love this project, check out the examples below of previous student scanned images.

– Jessica Jane Julius

Madeline Smith, Senior, Image made using the flat scanner on flameworked glass

Madeline Smith, Senior                                                      Image made using the flat scanner of flameworked glass

Colin Lusis image made from using a flat scanner

Colin Lusis, Senior                                                                   Image made from using a flat scanner, magnets, metal, sheet glass

Susie Sewell working on scanning project

Susie Sewell, senior, working on scanning project

glass object being scanned on a flat scanner

glass object being scanned on a flat scanner

Erica Rosenfeld: Art can save people’s lives

Erica Rosenfeld left yesterdabest_IIy. She was here for a week and so very present in the studios, with the students, that it will be very strange to go into the studio and not find her working.

Some things I learned about Erica from her lecture:

1. She loves to cook. We saw images of dumplings that Michiko taught her to make, a PizzaTaco courtesy of her friend Matt, a gorgeous salad with edamame, goat cheese, and radishes, and a rather odd shot of a roasted turkey wearing bacon bracelets.

2. She has a sweet dog (also referred to as her roommate) named Birdie. Those of you who know me know that having a dog brings high marks in my book.

3. She collects prison art and showed an image of an amazing box made out of cigarette boxes. I need to ask her for an image of that.

4. One of her favorite museums? The American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. I’ve never been there so I just added it to my list.

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5. She is drawn to outsider art and described her fascination with “what people make when they’re not thinking about art as a commodity and they are working with limited resources.” Some of her favorite outsider artists: James Harold Jennings, Tim Duncan, Dalton Ghetti, and Judith Scott.

6. She believes that art can save people’s lives. I agree.

Erica Rosenfeld

Erica Rosenfeld

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Erica Rosenfeld

I’m going to miss Erica and her awesome Hot Shop chicken-cooking demos (perhaps she will make tofu on her next visit?), amazingly crazy-beautiful eggshell pieces, and her incredible spirit, warmth, and generosity.

– Sharyn O’Mara

BOYD SUGIKI & LISA ZERKOWITZ January 30

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
Layers
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

www.twotonestudios.com
www.boydsugiki.com
www.lisazerkowitz.com

For more information, email sharyn.omara@temple.edu

Announcing the LAURIE WAGMAN LECTURE SERIES IN GLASS at Tyler School of Art / Spring 2013

January 30
BOYD SUGIKI & LISA ZERKOWITZ

www.twotonestudios.com
www.boydsugiki.com
www.lisazerkowitz.com
Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop

February 13
CHÉ RHODES

http://www.cherhodes.com
Lecture at 1.30pm in 121 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop

February 20
ROB WYNNE

http://www.robwynne.net/glasstext.htm
Lecture 1.30pm in B089

February 27
ERICA ROSENFELD 

http://ericarosenfelddesigns.com/
Lecture 1.30pm in 121 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop

Date to be Announced
BARRY MCGEE  
http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/barry-mcgee

March 20
EUNSUH CHOI
http://www.choiglass.com/artist.html
Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Flameworking

March 27
RUTH KING
Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in Hot Shop

April 3
JAMES CARPENTER
http://www.jcdainc.com/
Lecture at 1.30pm in B004

April 8 – 10
GIANNI TOSO
http://www.giannitoso.com/
Monday April 8  Hot Blowing demo 2.30 – 5pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop
Wednesday April 10  1.30pm Lecture in 121 and demo 2.30 – 5pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Flameworking

For more information about the Laurie Wagman Lecture Series in Glass, please email sharyn.omara@temple.edu.