This week features Ethan Stern, Jim Byrnes and Richard Whiteley in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.
Hear from some of the best-known glassmakers in the world, through free, informal public lectures by Studio faculty, every Tuesday night throughout the summer class sessions.
Ethan Stern holds a B.F.A. from Alfred University and currently owns a glass studio in Seattle, WA. In 2010, he received the “Best Emerging Artist” award from the Tacoma Museum of Glass, and in 2009, he was featured in the “Rising Stars” exhibition at the Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ. His work is exhibited throughout the United States and abroad.
Jim Byrnes began his career in glass as a scientific glassblowing apprentice in 1979 and earned a living making laboratory equipment for 30 years. More artist than scientist by nature, he has always enjoyed the decorative possibilities of flameworking. Byrnes’ artistic goal is to combine his creative desire for design with the structural integrity of laboratory glassware to produce items that bring lasting pleasure. He now works at his own studio in Pennsylvania.
Richard Whiteley is a studio-based artist from Sydney, Australia. His practice focuses on cast glass and cold working. Whiteley has received awards and grants for his work, including the 2000 Resource Finance Corporation Glass Prize and project funding from The Australia Council and Thomas Foundation. Additionally, he holds several professional positions including board member and vice president of The Australian Centre for Craft and Design, international board member for the Glass Art Society, and consultant for Object magazine.