David Paterson is an artist who works exclusively with glass. David graduated from the Glassblowing Program at Sheridan College in 1985, and over the course of his career his work has won several awards and is now included in many private collections.
David's work includes hand-blown vases, bowls, paperweights, perfume bottles, wine bottle stoppers, and oil lamps; kiln formed plates; large wall sculptures; and even glass furniture.
Hand-blown pieces are made from a clear molten lead-free crystal combined with colored glasses that are imported from Europe. About 150 pounds of glass is melted in a furnace at 2100F and kept liquid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Only a blowpipe and hand tools are used to create each piece.
Kiln-formed pieces are hand-crafted from sheets of glass that are slowly heated until they soften and take on the shape of the hand-made form underneath it. Often the top surface is coated with gold or other precious metals.
You can watch the glassblowing at his store and studio in the historic village of Merrickville.
Educated at the University Of Toronto and at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.,