Hot Gatherings/Cool Conversations: Patchen’s Patterns
“Patchen’s Patterns” with glass artist David Patchen.
For two decades, Mr. Patchen’s creative energies primarily found an outlet in music, but a blowpipe and a glass furnace have firmly replaced his guitar. He received an artistic merit scholarship to study at the Pilchuck Glass Studio near Seattle, followed by more informal instruction with maestro Afro Celotto, former assistant to Lino Tagliapietra, in Murano, Italy. His densely patterned glass draws on traditional Italian techniques, combined with contemporary American currents. In 2010 he spent a month in Seto City, Japan as artist-in-residence and had a solo show at the Seto City Art Museum.
Born and raised in New York, Mr. Patchen has lived in San Francisco for many years, has shown his work in the United States and abroad, and is extremely active in the international glass community. He was honored with a cover article in the March/April 2016 issue of Glass Art Magazine.