Mr. Lewis holds a degree from The School for American Crafts, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. He lived in Seattle for many years, working for Pilchuck Glass School, and simultaneously assisting various glass artists throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was also an instructor at the Hilltop Artists in Residence program in Tacoma, WA. Moved to Japan in 2005 and was an Associate Professor at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan. He has taught workshops at Red Deer College, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Urban Glass in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland Craft School and Pilchuck Glass School. For the last 10 years he has been a Sessional Professor in glass for the School of Craft and Emerging Media at the Alberta College of Art & Design and teaches 3D Design/Sculpture at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada.
David was born in Central Pennsylvania in 1968 and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1989-93. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993, he moved to Seattle to work for Dale Chihuly and many highly regarded artists in the Puget Sound area and beyond. He has worked most closely with the maestro Lino Tagliapietra over the past 25 years and has been traveling teaching and demonstrating nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. He still maintains his studio practice in Seattle.