David Jacobson makes hand-blown and kiln-formed glass utilizing contemporary designs based in the Venetian tradition. Jacobson makes brightly colored functional objects, such as bowls, glasses, vases and platters, and also sculptural objects.
"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.”
Born and raised in New York, Jacobson graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he first studied glassblowing. He has since studied with Lino Tagliapietra, Elio Quarisa, Jiri Harcuba, Davide Salvadore as well as other leading glass artists. His work may be found in major collections, galleries, and shops around the country.