What's new with David Patchen Handblown Glass

In This Update:

  • New Video: The Detailers: David Patchen
  • Museum Exhibition: Polk Museum of Art
  • New Gallery Representation: Corning Museum of Glass Gallery
  • Upcoming Shows: Gump's, Union University, Stewart Fine Art, Duncan McClellan
  • Recent Work: Pointillism 

The Detailers: David Patchen Video

Last fall I was contacted by Strike Anywhere Films to be featured in a short film.  Their client wanted to create a series of documentaries that, in their words "profile unique folks who obsess over their craft and believe in carrying on a tradition of detail and care."
I was honored to be chosen to be featured and the video that the team at Strike Anywhere created is beautifully done and actually one of the best I've ever seen in capturing the magic of glassblowing.  

Watch it now on my website.

Museum Exhibition: Polk Museum of Art

The Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida is running the exhibition Polk County Collects from July 27 – October 5, 2013 in the Dorothy Jenkins Gallery.  My work is featured and leads the promotion for the exhibition on the side of the museum. 

New Gallery: Corning Museum of Glass Gallery

I'm excited to have my work represented by the Gallery at the Corning Museum of Glass.  Located in the historic glass-industry town of Corning, NY, the museum is an international destination for glass enthusiasts.  In addition to the Gallery adjacent to the museum, there's also the world-famous Rakow library and glass classes at the CMOG studio.  Corning is a kind of a Mecca for glass enthusiasts.

Upcoming Shows
David Patchen featured in Masters of Glass at Gump's
  • San Francisco: Opening this week is Gump's Masters of Glass show in San Francisco.  I will be at the show on Thurs 8/1 from 4-6pm. 
  • Tennessee: Opening September 3rd at Union University in Tennessee is a solo show simply titled David Patchen: Details
  • Florida: Further on the horizon are shows in January in Boca Raton at Stewart Fine Art, and Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersberg, FL.

Recent Work: Pointillism

I'm always making new murrine patterns and recently decided to experiment with pointillism by creating work made from thousands of threads of random colors over white.  Making the murrine patterns, I wasn't entirely sure what form they'd eventually take, but I was really happy with the large Parabola and Sphere I made from these patterns.  More info on this project is in my blog (at the time I wrote the post I hadn't yet made the sphere).

  • Contact me at david@davidpatchen.com or call 650-740-9794.  If you're going to be in San Francisco, I'm always happy to host visitors to the studio.
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