“While working several odd jobs, I happened upon an ad in the newspaper for an open house at a glass shop around the corner. When I arrived, I watched the glass, that amorphous solid at two thousand molten degrees, and the way it flowed. That’s when I knew – this was the only material with the power to capture the movement of water.
After learning to blow glass, I began making fountains in an attempt to capture the moving water, but still, I desired to do more. I wanted to create a solid sculpture that embodied the essence and movement of water – not just a vessel, but the water itself. I experimented, and eventually began to utilize ancient Italian tools along with new tools I created to achieve the style of glass-work I envisioned.
I continue to live in Bellingham, Washington, inspired by the beauty of the Cascade Mountains, San Juan Islands, and the Pacific Ocean’s crashing waves. I travel to Seattle where I personally sculpt each wave by hand. I am fortunate to have the support of my cousins Eric Wight and Lucas Wight who manage the day to day operations at David Wight Glass Art. Their help allows me to focus all of my energy toward my glass sculptures.
Amidst the heat and the unexpected, I am constantly challenged by the molten medium of hot glass. With my glass sculptures, I work to freeze a moment in time; to capture the beauty, grace, and power of water in its most dynamic form: The Wave.” - David Wight