David Svenson

DAVID SVENSON From an early age, worked with his father, sculptor John Edward Svenson (Fellow, National Sculpture Society) on a multitude of large scale public works in many media. This allowed him to understand processes in mold making, metal casting and fabrication and years of wood carving. Wanting something different, David apprenticed in a local neon sign fabrication shop in order to explore the possibilities of light and sculpture. Learning, teaching, sharing skills and knowledge about glass, neon, art and Pacific Rim Culture‚Äôs are important aspects of David’s life today. Aside from working in his studio, David has taught for many years at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, taught past classes at the Pilchuck Glass School, Washington State; Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Urban Glass, NY and has given workshops internationally. David is an active board member and instructor at MONA (Museum of Neon Art) in Glendale, CA and works periodically with a team of Alaska Native totem carvers on large commissions in Haines, AK.

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