David Patchen is an American glass artist and designer who uses the Italian techniques of cane and murrine in an American style. Patchen's work is known primarily for a combination of complexity and scale in densely patterned glass. His work is in many private and public collections and shown in galleries in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
“I’m captivated by the breadth of possibilities offered by glass and the opportunity for rich creative expression in three dimensions. The optical properties of glass intrigue me as they offer a refractive palette with the ability to bend, layer and twist color and light, modulating both density and translucency unlike any other medium.”