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
Erica Rosenfeld left yesterday. 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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Lecture at 1.30pm in 121 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop
Lecture 1.30pm in B089
Lecture 1.30pm in 121 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Hot Shop
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Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in the Irvin Borowsky Glass Studios / Flameworking
Lecture 1.30pm in B089 and demo at 2.30pm in Hot Shop
Lecture at 1.30pm in B004
April 8 – 10
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
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