Instructor Biographies:

Ethan Stern

Born in Ithaca, New York, Ethan Stern earned his Associates degree in Ceramics at TAFE College in Brisbane Australia and his BFA in Sculpture from Alfred University. Pushing glass beyond the anatomy of the vessel, his work is an ongoing exploration of abstraction, color, texture and light. Stern’s work is widely exhibited and held in museum collections internationally including The Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan. Ethan has taught sculpture at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center, The L.A. Glass Center, Penland School of Craft, and Urban Glass. Ethan currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Amanda Stern

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda Stern has studied painting, glass, ceramics and sculpture at SUNY Purchase, University of Miami, Alfred University, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Jacksonville University. Her experience across manufacturing and studio art has led to her interest in industrial processes and how we relate to material objects, to our surrounding environments and to one another. She explores her interest in relationships through the assemblage of multiple parts, color and line. Amanda currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.



From the Furnace to the Lathe with Ethan & Amanda Stern
When: , Jul 18 - Jul 22
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Ethan and Amanda Stern

Working between hot and cold shops, you will take a sculptural approach to form, pattern, and surface. Focusing on blown forms in the hot shop, you will be challenged to break out of the round and think about the bubble in new ways. All aspects of coldworking will be covered with a focus on the processes of assemblage, deep cutting and engraving.

Hot glass demonstrations will include vessel and sculptural exploration including shaping with graphite and cork paddles on a ceramic shelf surface. We will also explore the use of a variety of punty types and color application techniques including overlays, color cups, and cane work.

Demonstrations in the cold shop will include gluing, carving at the lathe using diamond and stone wheels, and finishing with brush wheels and pulpur as well as traditional high polishing methods. Class discussions will touch on topics of artistic business practice, production methods, and studio operations. You will be encouraged to approach the class as an experiment in strengthening designs, concepts, and teamwork.

5 of 12 seats available.