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’s 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, New York; Urban Glass, New York and has given workshops internationally. David is an active board member and instructor at MONA (Museum of Neon Art) in Glendale, California and works periodically with a team of Alaska Native totem carvers on large commissions in Haines, Alaska.

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!