Glass artist – Plymouth, Devon
David’s creative process is centred on the development of complex linear drawings, the geometric origins of which, provide him with a diverse range of harmonic and rhythmic structures which are the inspiration for his three dimensional sculptural work. He creates his designs in glass, ceramic or a combination of both, maintaining a truth to material and preferring to avoid the use of colours or glazes which he believes can distract the eye from the purity of the component structures and the interrelationships which occur between them.
Every piece that is carefully constructed layer by layer in the kiln to be fused together by heat is the result of intensive planning and intricate cutting by hand. The results are always unique and the moment the kiln is opened is always a time of great excitement to him. He enjoys the purity of form that can be derived from geometry it has balance and movement and he continues to explore this wealth of inspiration never knowing what may be around the next corner.
David has won many prizes including the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Visual Arts Prize in 2008 and is now teaching at the Plymouth College of Art.
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