David grew up in New York and has worked in glass for 50 years. Self-taught as a glass blower, his work is featured in public and private collections both here and abroad. In 1995 David moved to Whanganui to lead the glass programme at the polytechnic, and in 2006 he opened his current studio. His work can also be found in dealer galleries around the North Island. Over the years he has received numerous awards and his work has been featured in major exhibitions and publications.