David Goldhagen’s painterly approach to art glass marries bold colors to brilliant, clear crystal in a clean, modern style. Using traditional glassblowing methods thousands of years old, Goldhagen creates each piece by working with molten glass to capture a palette that moves from subtle to bold by the incorporation of bits of colored glass.
- Blown glass
12-1/2 x 16-1/4 x 14 in
Bold colors swirl through clear crystal in the clean, modern forms created by glass artist David Goldhagen. He handcrafts wall-mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures in fluid shapes using traditional glass-blowing methods.
Each sculpture begins with molten clear glass on the end of a five-foot blowpipe. Colors are then layered and manipulated on the surface creating intricate patterns and movement within the sculpture. The design is then encased in more layers of crystal and either mouth blown or hand shaped. His pieces incorporate bits of colored glass made from various mixtures of metallic oxides and rare earth elements, such as silver, cobalt, gold and copper.
Goldhagen received his BA degree from Tulane University (LA). He has exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), the Asheville Art Museum (NC), the Hickory Museum of Art (NC) and the Fayetteville Museum of Art (NC). Goldhagen’s work is in the collections of the Tucson Museum of Art (AZ) and the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art (FL), the Albany Museum of Art (GA), the Telfair Museum of Art (GA) and the Mobile Museum of Art (AL).
David currently works from his studio in North Carolina.