Biography: David Patchen

David Patchen
David Patchen

Born and raised in New York, David Patchen took a glassblowing class in 2001 and was so inspired that he transitioned from a professional career in marketing to a full-time glass artist. Patchen has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, where he won an artistic merit scholarship, and served as artist-in-residence at Seto City, Japan. His book David Patchen, Glass is in the permanent collection of the Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Centro Studi del Vetro (Glass Study Center Library) in Venice, Italy.

Patchen now lives in San Francisco where he is on the board Public Glass and where he maintains a studio. His work is known for its intense colors, intricate detail, and meticulous craftsmanship, and is in numerous private collections and exhibited internationally.