David Ellsworth has been creating dramatic art forms in wood for over four decades. He began his career in the formal studies of architecture, sculpture, and ceramics. In the 1970s Ellsworth was responsible for developing the first woodworking program at Anderson Ranch in Colorado. Today, David Ellsworth's art in wood is included in 43 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and in major private collections across the United States. Formerly a resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, David has recently relocated to Western North Carolina.
“As both a maker and a teacher, I am constantly reminded of the importance of remaining a student of one’s own work. This philosophy has allowed me to remain receptive to many influences that surround me, including objects from other cultures, the infinite variety of the material I use, and my own personal and spiritual connection to the vessel form.” – David Ellsworth