Wheaton Conversations: David King & David Schnuckel

Wheaton Conversations: David King and David Schnuckel. Two images: "Decadal" by David Schnuckel, a family of 10 clear glasses, bent and twisted in different ways (left). Second is of David King's "Echo", four clear containers holding primary and secondary colors, red, yellow, blue, orange, and green.

Wheaton Conversations:
David King & David Schnuckel

Video recording from June 3, 2021 coming soon!

David and David both make artworks that extend from a rigorous approach to object making; the results are often impractical and unexpected. Join this conversation as they make an effort to uncover why.

This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a new virtual series highlighting select artists with ties to WheatonArts! To see the full schedule of conversations, Click Here. 

Headshot of Glass Artist David King, rolling a blowpipe with glowing hot glass. Smoke rises up from either side of the sheets of newspaper that he uses to shape the molten glass. Photo credit: Angus Mackay

David King is a visual artist who works with glass, found materials, glue, and gumption. King earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art and has a BFA from the Ohio State University. He makes objects, installations, and drawings that address the transiency of perception. King is a founding member of the artist collective, Flock the Optic, who combines glassblowing with interactive installations, sound manipulation, and relational interventions. He has taught at several academic institutions and craft workshops and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Centre College in Danville, KY.

Black and white headshot of artist and educator David Schnuckel. He sports a short haircut and wears a dark shirt and glasses.

David Schnuckel is an artist whose work extends from a committed relationship with glass and whose ideas dwell at the intersection of control and chance. His work exhibits internationally and belongs in the permanent collections of the GlazenHuis in Lommel, Belgium, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft of Ebeltoft, Denmark, and the Shanghai Museum of Glass in Shanghai, China. Schnuckel has taught at Alfred University, the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. As a writer, he examines aspects of his making and teaching practice at a blog called David Schnuckel Uses His Words and is a regular contributor to GASnews, the newsletter of the Glass Art Society. Schnuckel is Assistant Professor of Glass in the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

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