Glass Lecture and Demonstration by Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz

November 9, 2012, 12:00–6:00 pm
Oakland Campus

noon-4 p.m. (demonstration in the Glass Hot Shop); 4:30-5:45 p.m. (lecture in Nahl Hall)
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In conjunction with the Glass Alumni exhibition, the Glass Program hosts a demonstration and lecture by the Seattle-based artists (and married couple) Boyd Sugiki (Glass 1991) and Lisa Zerkowitz. See also and

Boyd Sugiki

Sugiki was first introduced to glass in 1986 at Punahou High School in Honolulu, and he studied under Hugh Jenkins. He went on to receive a BFA from CCA and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

His work combines innovative glassblowing techniques with a modern approach to design. He creates sculptural and functional blown glass objects as well as two-dimensional works in paper. His functional works are finely crafted decorative objects that he hopes people will take pleasure in using.

The sculptural work is inspired by architecture he has seen during his world travels. Sugiki’s most recent body of work is reminiscent of architecture, and their groupings represent modern urban landscapes.

Lisa Zerkowitz

Zerkowitz is strongly influenced by the lush foliage of the Pacific Northwest and its stark contrast to her native Los Angeles. She has created bodies of work based on childhood memories, botanicals, and narratives. It combines printmaking and sculpture, using blown and cast glass, steel, ink, and bronze.

Zerkowitz holds a BA in studio art with an emphasis in printmaking from UC Santa Barbara and an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She has traveled throughout the world for exhibitions, teaching opportunities, and visiting artist engagements.

The lecture, demonstration, and reception are underwritten by the Glass Alliance of Northern California.

(Photo: Jim Norrena)