Artist Spotlight: David T. Smith

David and Lora Smith (photo credit David T. Smith facebook page)
David and Lora Smith (photo credit David T. Smith facebook page)

    "Through the late 70s, while working a full-time job, David began restoring and rebuilding antiques for dealers, collectors, and museums. He experimented with 'aged' painted finishes and developed a line of reproductions to market to the public. By 1980, with local resources for aged lumber and antique parts exhausted, David left his full-time job to devote himself to reproducing American antique furniture reproductions in New England, Shaker, and Pennsylvania German styles. The business began as 'David T. Smith - Cabinetmakers and Grainers.'

  ... In an attempt to fulfill the need for hard-to-find quality accessories for his furniture line, David spent many hours in museums and their archives researching early American redware. He developed an original lead glaze and built an outdoor wood fired kiln. The result was a very authentic line of redware plates and thrown forms that antique and pottery collectors embraced. After the success of the pottery, and with a desire to expand and enhance the onsite creative American crafts atmosphere, a blacksmith forge and carving shop were added. The business then became 'The Workshops of David T. Smith.' " - taken from DavidTSmith.com

Come meet the artist himself when David joins seven other Warren County Potters for the art exhibition, Masters of Ceramics. The show opens with a FREE reception January 18th 6:30-8:30pm. Can't make it? The artists may be gone but the exhibition will remain through February 22nd at Harmon Museum, open to the piublic during normal business hours. (note: admission is charged for entry into the museum)

Learn more about David and see what he has for sale on his website.