David Sandidge was born into a military family in 1964, David’s family moved from one duty station to another. By the time he reached 13 years old the family had settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His older brother found a job at a local glass factory where they were training young apprentices to make small glass figurines. In 1979 when David turned 15 years old, he joined his brother at the factory.
About 15 years into his career at the factory he was approached by the people handling the art glass blowing operation at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. They offered him a position as the principle artist. He began to expand on his work. He was given artistic freedom to create much larger and complex pieces of glass art or art glass as it is commonly referred, as well as the job of producing high-end limited edition Disney Characters, custom commissions, and corporate awards
Eventually, he would travel the globe producing beautiful one-of-a-kind art glass sculptures. He has worked in Disneyland Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and California. He has made numerous trips to various parts of China teaching his designs in several factories.
You can see more of Davids work in the gallery and online at www.SandidgeArtGlass.com