colby-sawyer faculty

David Ernster

Associate Professor, Fine and Performing Arts
(603) 526-3460 |

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


• M.F.A., West Virginia University, 1989.
• B.F.A., University of Iowa, Metal-smithing and Jewelry; minors in Ceramics and Sculpture, 1986.