David Goldhagen’s sculptural forms and massive hand-blown glass plates are distinguished by his unique style of layering color and form. His painterly approach to art glass marries bold colors to brilliant, clear crystal in a clean, modern style. Using traditional glassblowing methods thousands of years old, David Goldhagen creates each piece of art glass at the end of a blowpipe. He works the glass at temperatures in excess of 2000 degrees (F), forming or blowing each piece individually, without the use of molds. Goldhagen uses wide swirls of brightly colored glass, adding flecks of super-brilliant dichroic glass trapped in clear crystal. The power of Goldhagen’s visual imagery matches the unusual strength and masterful technique required to create his larger pieces. His platters and pods are extremely difficult forms to achieve in hand-blown glass.
Goldhagen earned his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University. In advanced glass studies at Pendland School of Crafts, he worked with Richard Ritter and Paul Stankard. At Washington’s renowned Pilchuck Glass Center, he studied with Dale Chihuly, Ann Warf and Klas Moje. His works are in permanent collections of numerous institutions and corporations frequently commission his work.