David started pottery at age five; it has truly been a life-long involvement with ceramics for him. For many years, he studied with Vally Possony of Falls Church, VA. In recent years, he has taken master workshops at well known crafts schools such as the Archie Bray (Montana), Arrowmont (Tennessee), Anderson Ranch (Colorado), and La Meridiana(Tuscany, Italy). He has exhibited with Montgomery Potters and received their "best bowl" award. At Glen Echo, in additional to teaching, David assists with loading the kilns and helped build the soda kiln, among many other contributions.