David Gibson

Dreamy, colorful, and transparent handblown glass tumblers.

David Gibson was born in Chicago, Il and moved to Nashville when he was 15. He started his love for glass when he was 18 and worked at Cumberland Stained Glass. This is where David learned how to cut, hand bevel, construct, and install stained glass. As time went on he worked for Emmanuel Glass and many other glass studios around Nashville.

When David started working in construction he found marbles. All over Davidson and surrounding counties he found marbles on every job sight. This led to a new love for glass, marble making. David met Scott Hodes at his studio and spent many Saturdays watching him work. After watching and learning from Scott, David decided to build a studio to make his own marbles from hot glass. Boiler Room Glass was formed in Nashville. David then started to experiment making other pieces of glass; his tumblers have become one of his most popular examples.

In 2008 David was one of the recipients of the Master Apprentice Program granted through the Tennessee Arts Commission. Upon completion of the program, the Arts Commission purchased one of David’s pieces and it is now in the permanent State collection.

David will always have a special place in his heart for marbles. That is where his love of hot glass has grown from. He has also created a marble game, Arrowhead Marbles, and designed a gaming table to play on.

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