Lisa Zerkowitz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she earned a BA in Studio Art, with an emphasis in printmaking. Upon graduating, she took a glassblowing course at Santa Barbara City College, something she had always wanted to try. The material was exciting, challenging and intriguing.
Lisa continued her studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a MA in Art Education while simultaneously completing the undergraduate program in glass. After graduate school she relocated to Seattle where she currently resides. She was deeply affected by the lush foliage of the Pacific Northwest and its stark contrast from her native Los Angeles. The new environment hugely influenced her work.
She co-owns Two Tone Studios, a line of contemporary designed hand blown glass objects with Boyd Sugiki.