Lisa Zerkowitz and Boyd Sugiki

Two Tone Studios

"Our signature color applications and unique forms creates a line that is deceptively simple in both design and process providing elegant statement pieces as well as whimsical objects. Our designs blend clean simple lines with a fresh color palette to produce beautiful hand-made objects that people can live with each day and enjoy fully. "

Two Tone Studios creates contemporary designed hand-blown glass objects with a nod to the past. Each unique design is handcrafted by husband and wife team Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz, who met at the Rhode Island School of Design. Mid-century inspired, Sugiki and Zerkowitz collaborate on the process every step of the way, each bringing their unique sensibilities into the work they create.

Each piece is designed and hand-made by Sugiki and Zerkowitz, without the use of molds. Their process begins with sketches and evolves into more detailed drawings. They take the drawings into the glassblowing studio where they make prototypes in clear. After they have committed to a form, they experiment with various color applications until they find the perfect marriage of color and form.

Sugiki and Zerkowitz met as graduate students at the Rhode Island School of Design, where Sugiki earned his MFA in Glass and Zerkowitz an MA in Art Education. In school, they furthered their craft and learned the importance of scrutinizing artistic decisions. Post graduate studies they moved to Seattle where they worked for a variety of independent glass artists.