Biography: Lisa Zerkowitz
Seattle-based artist Lisa Zerkowitz’s early works were based on childhood memories, creating what she describes as “landscapes through the eyes of a child.” Later series have been inspired by nature and combine her background in printmaking with her passion for glass.
Zerkowitz has taught at glass schools across the country, including The Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, Jam Factory in Adelaide, Australia, and The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. She has held residencies at the Museum of Glass, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Pilchuck Glass School. Zerkowitz received her master’s degree in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design while simultaneously completing the undergraduate program in glass. She also has a bachelor’s in printmaking from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In the 2014 Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio with Boyd Sugiki and Sayaka Suzuki, the artists explored the “unchartered territory” of possibilities in combining warm and hot glass. Individually, their strengths lie in glassblowing, kiln casting, and pâte de verre. Together, they experimented while teaching and learning from one another to develop new processes in these techniques.