Biography: Elizabeth Perkins
Elizabeth Perkins is a Seattle-based artist and educator focused on glass, and has served as a freelance glassblowing assistant to several individual artists and production glass shops. Involved with education for 18 years, Perkins has taught glassmaking and sculpture at arts organizations and at the college level. She makes her own work, is an educator at Pratt Fine Art Center, and emcees at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Her works and artistic research have been celebrated through national and international exhibitions and artists' residencies. She also actively assists American glass master, Martin Blank, for whom she also is an arts administrator. Perkins excitedly returns to join the Museum's Blow Glass at Sea program, having been an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio in 2008. Inspired by rural America, its traditions, artifacts, and souvenirs, Perkins looks forward to exploring the unfamiliar, collecting, and creating new mementos.