David is a Dunedin based jewellery maker and designer. He was born at Clyde Hospital in 1954 and grew up in Alexandra, before moving to Dunedin at the age of 12.
David completed a Dip FAA at the Oago Polytechnic, School of Art, where he majored in sculpture. After 30 years as a sculptor and carver, and lecturer at the polytechnic, he took a different direction in the scale of his work and medium. In 1998 he graduated with an MA in jewellery from Monash University in Melbourne.
David left his position as head of jewellery at otago polytechnic in 2000, setting up a workshop with Blair Smith, and in 2008 opened Quadrant Gallery with his wife Anne Jackman.
David likes to work in a hands on manner, developing news ideas and techniques, and expressing narrative ideas through mixes of materials and processes.
His work is held in national institutions and private collections.
Above all else he likes work that expresses the finger print of the maker both in idea and execution.
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