However, a chance meeting with his future employer at the end-of-year exhibition led David to a career in the pewter industry. He has worked as a sculptor professionally for the past 16 years.
David started as an apprentice model-maker working in minute detail for the jewellery and giftware industry. Within two years he had become the head sculptor but he felt it was the right time to leave and pursue his own work through galleries and private commissions. He did continue to work for the giftware industry in a freelance capacity and sculpted for many of the leading names of the time. One of his favourite commissions was working on projects for theme parks, including a fifty foot dragon for a rollercoaster ride … it’s not everyday you get to work on something that big – I loved every moment of it!
Art has always been a part of my life, in fact I’ve been drawing, painting and sculpting for as long as I can remember. I’ve been sculpting professionally for more than 20 years, starting my career in the pewter, giftware and retail sectors before specialising in bronze.
I consider myself very lucky to be doing what I do, I get a great sense of relaxation and happiness when I’m sculpting, nothing else exists in that moment. I’m thankful that my work has found homes all over the world, It’s very gratifying to know my collectors get the same pleasure from owning my work as I have from creating it.