David Jacobson, born and raised in New York, graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he first studied glassblowing. He has since studied with Lino Tagliapietra, Elio Quarisa, Jiri Harcuba, and Davide Salvadore. Jacobson moved from New York to mid-coast Maine in 2003, where he creates his fused and slumped work at his home studio, and presently uses a Portland studio for his handblown glass work, pending completion (later this year) of the conversion of his rustic Maine barn into a state-of-the-art glass studio. His work may be found in major collections, galleries, and shops around the country.
“I employ contemporary colors with classical forms to create a unique expression in each piece. Texture and vibrant color combinations are vital; my pieces are meant to be touched and explored as well as viewed. For me, making glass is an honor.”