Ethan Stern

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Born in Ithaca, New York, Ethan Stern currently lives in Seattle, WA. He
earned his Associates degree in Ceramics at TAFE College in Brisbane
Australia and his BFA in Sculpture and Glass from Alfred University.
Stern’s work is widely exhibited and is held in the collections of The …

Born in Ithaca, New York, Ethan Stern currently lives in Seattle, WA. He
earned his Associates degree in Ceramics at TAFE College in Brisbane
Australia and his BFA in Sculpture and Glass from Alfred University.
Stern’s work is widely exhibited and is held in the collections of The
Museum of Glass in Tacoma Washington, The Eboltoft Glass Museum in
Denmark, The Museum of American Glass in New Jersey and The Palm Springs
Art Museum. Ethan has taught sculpture at the University of Washington,
Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, The Penland School of
Craft and the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Pushing glass beyond the anatomy of the vessel, Ethan
Stern’s work is an ongoing exploration of abstraction, color, texture
and light. While glass typically reflects light and has an inherently
shiny and dense appearance, He is drawn to a richer, more luminous
effect that can be achieved by carving and engraving the surface. These
engraved marks, like the stroke of a paintbrush on canvas or a finger
pushed into clay; leave evidence of the Artists hand and are undeniably
connected to his process and the nature of the material itself.

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