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David L. Lindsay : is a self-taught glass artist. Born and raised in Vallejo, California, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1975. A few months later, he became an apprentice at Nourot Glass Studio in 1976. Over the following six years, David advanced from apprentice to assistant glass blower to gaffer. David became proficient in all aspects of the glass production process from mixing batch to monitoring the melting process to blowing pieces to grinding pieces during the years as an employee of Nourot Glass Studio. In 1982, David became a partner of Nourot Glass Studio. David was a partner in Nourot Glass Studio from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1997. In 1998, David and his wife, Ann, started Lindsay Art Glass. David's unique designs have an artistry that leaves the realm of realism and explores the abstract. Employing the technique of compound layering, David often incorporates gold and/or silver into his multi-faceted "Beehive" paperweights. His "Egyptian" vases and "Pharoah's Hat" sculpture take the compound layering technique to new artistic height. Besides paperweights and sculpture, David created the "Sarah" line of vases, perfume bottles and bowls. This line was inspired by watching an Italian glass artist, Lino Tagliapietra . The "Sarah" line features vases, perfume bottles and bowls on hand-blown feet. The exquisite beauty and simplicity of these pieces reflect the difficult artistic and technical skills necessary to produce them. The Sarah Vase was nominated for the 1996 Niche Award.