While the glass studio has captured his attention unlike anything else, he will remain an artisan at heart who invents through experimentation. Stephen gets involved with his medium in a hands-on approach. The creative process being a constantly evolving experience with ever changing results. He remains inspired to continue to look at the world in a new way.
His Pasadena Studio is an inventive hub of the many kiln-slumped glass vases, platters, and bowls that are known today throughout the United States. Each piece is carefully shaped, polished and ground, and embellished with sand-carved designs before it is signed and dated. The studio is currently a supplier to the White House. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II calls a Schlanser bowl her own.
Other recipients and collectors include Benjamin Netanyahu, Hu Jintao of China, President Aquino of the Philippines, President V. Putin, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Crown Prince of Dubai, Oprah Winfrey, Quentin Tarantino, and Bill Cosby among others. Corporate commissions include Cisco Systems, Intel, Volvo, Lexus, Toyota, Hyundai, Coca Cola, Crystal Cruises, Tournament of Roses, and many more.