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Studio Faculty Presentations: Kit Paulson, Anne Petters, Denise Stillwaggon Leone, Boyd Sugiki, & Lisa Zerkowitz

The Studio
August 25, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Untitled by Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions.

This week features Kit Paulson, Anne Petters, Denise Stillwaggon Leone, Boyd Sugiki, and Lisa Zerkowitz in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.


Kit Paulson

Kit Paulson

Through her attention to detail, Kit Paulson creates intricate designs that often draw upon themes of perception and what influences our perspective. Using borosilicate glass, her work ranges from wearable objects such as crowns and goggles to decorative pieces such as candle holders and miniature sculptures. “Things that are intricate and clearly time-consuming appeal to me,” said Paulson.

Anne Petters

Anne Petters is a multi media artist with a strong background in glass. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Institute for Ceramics and Glass Art, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany and a MFA in Sculpture/ Glass from Alfred University, New York.

Denise Stillwaggon Leone

Denise Stillwaggon Leone

Denise Stillwaggon Leone studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She designs and fabricates architectural art glass commissions for site-specific installations, and has participated in numerous private and public art competitions. Her work can be found in public spaces of universities, hospitals, libraries, and places of worship.

Boyd Sugiki

Boyd Sugiki

Boyd Sugiki has presented solo shows at Traver Gallery in Seattle, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, and in the Museum of Northwest Arts Benaroya Glass Gallery. His work is included in many collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Art; the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in Honolulu; the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Wash.; and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash.

Lisa Zerkowitz (Photo by Russell Johnson)

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.