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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations Glass Demo, Brunch, & Lecture with David Royce

By August 24, 2014July 19th, 2016DMG School Project News, Events

David Royce


Join us as DMG School Project proudly presents, Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations, our visiting glass artists lecture and events series.

On Sunday, September 14 at 12pm, watch David Royce create a hot glass masterpiece in St. Pete Hot Glass’ 2400 square foot “Hot Shop”. After the demonstration, join him at the Museum of Fine Arts for an intimate brunch at 1:30pm then listen to him lecture at 3pm as part of the museum’s “Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations” lecture series.

The glass demo is free and open to the public. The brunch and lecture require reservations. (The lecture is free with MFA admission.)  Please contact the Museum of Fine Arts at 727-896-2667 for further information.

About David Royce

David Royce began glassblowing at 15 as an apprentice of Tom Rine and Thomas Maras at Island Glass Studios in Minneapolis. In his sophomore year at the University of River Falls in Wisconsin, he traveled to Taiwan for a glassmaking “study abroad” program. The experience broadened his horizons and he returned to complete his BA in child psychology, with a minor in Chinese language and literature, at the University of Minnesota.

He never abandoned his craft, however, and has a unique approach to cold-work, a technique that adds a quality of mechanical perfection to a vessel. He uses cold-work cuts in an improvisational way, expressing movement and revealing layers of color.

Next up in the Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations Series:

October 12 @2pm: Licha Ochoa Nicholson and Sam Stang
November 9 @3pm: Kerrick Johnson
December 14 @3pm: Jacob Stout and Mariel Bass