Sunday, July 14, 2013

David Lotton Glass Designs

David Lotton started blowing glass in the mid 1970's. He was taught the art of glass blowing by his father the master, Charles Lotton. By the time he graduated from high school in 1978 he was proficient in making paperweights. He worked other jobs but eventually decided he wanted to work at glass making. David has a national reputation for making jewelry, paperweights and ruby-veiled sculptures.

David Lotton has his own glass making factory and studio which is called David Lotton Glass Designs. He learned from his father, but wanting his independence wanted to venture out on his own. David struggled in the early 1980's to find his own identity, which by his work you can see he accomplished.


David Lotton is the owner of David Lotton Glass Designs in Lowell, Indiana. David constructed a furnace of his own design in 1978, and has since devoted his life to his craft. David is a unique artisan in that he has created and developed his own formulas for each color. In his studio in Lowell, Indiana, working against the combined challenges of heat, gravity and time, David’s exquisite creations take shape through manipulation of molten glass in the ancient traditional art of glass blowing. Many of the colors used are David's own creations.

Collectors throughout the nation treasure David’s creations. His works are on display at many fine galleries, including his father Charles’ Glass Gallery in Crete Illinois. His work is also displayed in museums including the Corning Museum, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Below are some pictures of his magnificent work.

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