David L. Lindsay (Retired: 26 December 2019): is a self-taught glass artist. Born and raised in Vallejo, California, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1975. A few months later, he became an apprentice at Nourot Glass Studio in 1976. Over the following six years, David advanced from apprentice to assistant glass blower to gaffer. David became proficient in all aspects of the glass production process from mixing batch to monitoring the melting process to blowing pieces to grinding pieces during the years as an employee of Nourot Glass Studio. In 1982, David became a partner of Nourot Glass Studio. David was a partner in Nourot Glass Studio from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1997. In 1998, David and his wife, Ann, started Lindsay Art Glass.
David's unique designs have an artistry that leaves the realm of realism and explores the abstract. Employing the technique of compound layering, David often incorporates gold and/or silver into his multi-faceted "Beehive" paperweights. His "Egyptian" vases and "Pharoah's Hat" sculpture take the compound layering technique to new artistic height.
Besides paperweights and sculpture, David created the "Sarah" line of vases, perfume bottles and bowls. This line was inspired by watching an Italian glass artist, Lino Tagliapietra . The "Sarah" line features vases, perfume bottles and bowls on hand-blown feet. The exquisite beauty and simplicity of these pieces reflect the difficult artistic and technical skills necessary to produce them. The Sarah Vase was nominated for the 1996 Niche Award.
David has created a number of pieces for churches. Through this work, he was honored by Modern Liturgy magazine with an Honorable Mention in the 1997-1998 Visual Arts Awards, Seasonal and Occasional Category for his communion set. David continues to create new designs. Creating not only jewels for the home but also jewels for the office, David creates awards out of paperweights and sculpture. He enjoys bringing glass into the lives of corporations, collectors and others through silica, fire and heat. David's Curved-Stem Goblets were nominated for the 2001 Niche Award.
In 1997, David was nominated by his fellow glass artists to serve as a juror for the American Crafts Council . In the summer of 1998, David attended the world famous Pilchuck Glass School , and in the summer of 1999 he attended Haystack School of Mountain Crafts.