Biographical Information: David Bennett began his career in art while studying for his bachelor of fine art degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a concentration in furniture design and sculpture. The years after graduating Edinboro were spent in the fields of boatbuilding and woodcarving. In 1986, he established Falls Run Woodcarving, primarily as a custom carving shop and woodcarving school which spawned a “how-to” book and video. In 1991, he began manufacturing carving tools which later became Flexcut Tool Co. Inc.
After retiring in 2008 his focus was allowed to return to bonsai which he has been doing since 1987. He had studied pottery while attending Edinboro in the 70’s and saw this as a new creative outlet for his art. In 2013 he enrolled once again for further classes. Today his pieces are strictly hand-built from slabs with many designs inspired by historical European and American art movements. Currently, his pottery has limited output as only fall and winter are spent producing pots while spring and summer are consumed by creating bonsai.
Location: Erie, PA
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