Biography: David Willis
David Willis began flameworking in 1994, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Social Science, with a minor in Conservation and Resources Studies. Drawing from an intense interest in the natural world, Willis’ work addresses the relationships between people and nature, on an individual, personal, and societal level. His work is included in public, private, and museum collections nationally and internationally. He has taught flameworking at various locations including Pilchuck Glass School, The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Craft, and the Niijima Glass Art Festival, in Niijima, Japan. Willis lives and works in Portland, Ore.