Visiting Artist – Rob Stern Public Demonstration FREE
February 27, 2016 –
This is a unique opportunity to see one of the top glass artists, Rob Stern, blowing glass in real time.
Attend Rob's Public Demonstration 4 - 6pm.
This event is free. No registration is required.
Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland, for five years. He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs. Rob would go on to study, apprentice, and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.
In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic. It was the start of a long term working relationship as he would live and work there for a number of years. Rob continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world.
From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL. and earned his MFA. Rob now co-teaches with many artist/masters at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsmen in both the US and Europe. In 2003 he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami, where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.