PRIORITY PLACEMENT, SCHOLARSHIP, TA, & AA APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 13, 2012
STUDENT APPLICATIONS CONTINUE TO BE ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 13 FOR COURSES WITH OPENINGS & WAITING LISTS
MAY 7–18, 2012
Pilchuck is offering an exciting opportunity for students to study refined glassblowing techniques with BOYD SUGIKI and LISA ZERKOWITZ. The intimate artistic community formed during pre-session includes a reunion of the inaugural Hauberg Fellows from 2001 and over twenty-five volunteer artists form the Poleturners Union and work to create over one hundred centerpieces to grace the tables of the Pilchuck Annual Gala Auction on October 12, 2012. Pre-session is a special time at Pilchuck; it initiates a summer’s worth of collaboration, experimentation, and fellowship, and sets the tone for a memorable summer of learning and transformation!
Breaking It Down
In this course, students who are skilled at blowing glass on center will learn to work on a delicate scale. The objective is to break down processes and rebuild them through fundamental and well-executed steps in order to develop a systematic understanding of how types of blown-glass objects are made. With proper repetition of the steps, students will become efficient at refining basic forms such as tumblers, bowls, and bottles. The ability to replicate forms then makes it possible to use form as a point of departure and encourages the evolution of creative aesthetics. Visiting artists and studio visits will further illustrate what’s involved in being an artist and a glassblower.
BOYD SUGIKI and LISA ZERKOWITZ met at Rhode Island School of Design, where Sugiki earned his M.F.A degree and Zerkowitz earned her M.A. degree. Sugiki creates finely crafted functional pieces as well as sculptural work inspired by his travels. He exhibits and teaches internationally and is represented by Traver Gallery in Seattle. Zerkowitz’s blown- and kiln-cast-glass objects evoke memory and landscape and are strongly influenced by the stark contrast between her native Los Angeles and her current home in the Pacific Northwest. She has exhibited her work at Bellevue Arts Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, and Tacoma Art Museum. Together, Sugiki and Zerkowitz produce a line of studio glass under the name Two Tone Studios in Seattle.
To apply, complete a 2012 Summer Program Application.
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