colby-sawyer faculty

David Ernster

Artist in Residence, Fine and Performing Arts
(603) 526-3460 | dernster@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the full-time faculty at Colby-Sawyer in 2011 but he has taught here as an adjunct faculty member since 1999. He received a B.F.A. in Metal-smithing and Jewelry from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from West Virginia University. Throughout his career, Professor Ernster has done extensive work professionally as both a goldsmith/designer and ceramic artist. His works are represented in galleries and collections across the United States.

Areas of Expertise

• Art & Art History
• Ceramics
• Metal-smithing
• Jewelry
• Cast Metal Sculpture
• Wood-Carving
• Printmaking
• Drawing

Publications and Presentations

• "Sculpturefest 2012," Invitational Sculpture Exhibition Woodstock, Vt., August 2012

• Regional Juried Exhibition, Newport Library Art Center, Newport, N.H., June 2011

• Regional Juried Exhibition, Newport Library Art Center, Newport, N.H.

• "Throwing Large Vessels," Kimball Jenkins Academy, Concord, N.H., July 2008

Education

  • M.F.A., West Virginia University
  • B.F.A., Metal-smithing and Jewelry, University of Iowa