David began his career making sundials and his fascination with celestial movements has always guided his work. Arguably it was something born in his blood – he is the direct descendant of John Blagrave, the Elizabethan mathematician and scientific instrument maker, whose workshop in Sonning was only a few miles from where David first started making sundials.
Inspired by the elemental interaction of light, landscape and water, David uses contemporary design to create sculptures, sundials and water features that interact with the environment. Using materials such as copper, bronze, stainless steel and stone, David’s classic and bespoke designs have been commissioned by private, corporate and public clients around the world.
There are two ways to commission David’s work; Londoners can view his semi-permanent exhibition in the private gardens of Eaton Square but, for the full experience, David will happily show you around his Oxfordshire workshop and studio, where he has built up a team with exceptional breath of knowledge, skill and passion.
David lives in an 17th Century mill in Oxfordshire with his wife Sophie. He has four children Celeste, Maya, Freya and Romany.