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David Hopman's Biography

Artist-glass maker David Hopman returned to Amador County in California's Sierra Foothills after many years
in the Francisco Bay Area.  A graduate in zoology from U.C.Davis he was working at Stanford when he focused
his artistic interest on glass. Several years ago he began studying glass blowing at San Jose State. In 2000 he decided
to devote full time to his art. As a zoologist and a avid scuba diver he is strongly influenced by the natural world.  
It inspires the color and patterns he utilizes in the classic and free form blown shape he creates.  Using a state of the
art electric furnace he melts glass batch brought in from the Netherlands.  He then adds colors that come from as far
away as New Zealand.  Working the glass at over 2100 degrees, he blows and hand shapes the piece to achieve a
wide array of forms. Many of the color patterns he has devised depend on complex and ever variable interactions
between the compounds used in the different color stocks.
BLOWN GLASS BY DAVID HOPMAN
8408
VASE
10363
VASE
7786
VASE
8682
VASE
8771
GOURD
8601
OIL LAMP
7434
PAPER WEIGHT
8785
BEAD ( CLOWN FISH )
5555
SCULPTURE
8421
VASE
6396
SCULPTURE
7561
PUMPKIN
10658
P
APERWEIGHT
2685
VASE
8650
VASE
8686A
PAPERWEIGHT
10016
URN
3839
FISH
8053
PUMPKIN
5045
BOWL
1737
VASE
2825
VASE
1711
VASE
4165
BOWL
6127
BOWL
5377
BOWL
9664
PUMPKIN
4276
VASE
4763
VASE
3826
PAPER WEIGHT
9715
PUMPKIN
9011
PUMPKIN
7525
PUMPKIN
8646
PERFUME BOTTLE
5824
BOWL
8642
PERFUME BOTTLE
9052
PERFUME BOTTLE
9098
PERFUME BOTTLE
8751
BEAD ( OCTOPUS )
1520
PAPER WEIGHT
6240
OIL LAMP
9160
OIL LAMP
9103
OIL LAMP
9161
OIL LAMP
9156
OIL LAMP
8239
OIL LAMP
9097
PERFUME BOTTLE
8649
PERFUME BOTTLE
6810
OIL LAMP
9158
OIL LAMP
8313
WINE STOPPER
8653
WINE STOPPER
8655
WIND STOPPER
8652
WIND STOPPER
8654
WIND STOPPER
8312
WIND STOPPER
9832
PUMPKIN
10243
PUMPKIN
7937
PUMPKIN
8912
SCULPTURE
6796
SCULPTURE
10305
SCULPTURE TRAIL ROCKS
6763
SCULPTURE
5728
SCULPTURE
10238
SCULPTURE
10111
VASE / BLACK BROWN WHITE
9632
BEAD / FROG
9633
BEAD / FROG
10164
PAPERWEIGHT / RAINBOW
10165
PAPERWEIGHT / BLUE WHITE BLACK
10310
VASE / MULTI
10226
SCULPTURE / ORANGE BROWN WHITE BLACK
10974
VASE
7714
VASE
10026
PAPERWEIGHT
10012
URN
11079
VASE
9513
VASE
10794
VASE
8793
SCULPTURE / LOOP
5670
PUMPKIN
5997
VASE
8587
PAPERWEIGHT
7703
VASE
5478
VASE
8685
VASE
6336
BOWL
6264
PUMPKIN
6932
PAPER WEIGHT
4853
OIL LAMP
3473
PAPER WEIGHT
6527
VASE
3171
PAPER WEIGHT
10983
VASE
10972
VASE
9517
VASE
10750
VASE
7699
PAPERWEIGHT
10732
LARGE BOWL
7568
LARGE BOWL
7532
LARGE BOWL
6905
LARGE BOWL
7674
LARGE BOWL
6732
PAPERWEIGHT
11050
PAPERWEIGHT
10168
PAPERWEIGHT
10747
PAPERWEIGHT
10745
PAPERWEIGHT
10843
PAPERWEIGHT
10951
PAPERWEIGHT
6359
LARGE BOWL
10188
PAPERWEIGHT
10192
PAPERWEIGHT
9285
PAPERWEIGHT
11022
PAPERWEIGHT
10777
PAPERWEIGHT
10270
PAPERWEIGHT
11086
PAPERWEIGHT
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