David Chatt is a pioneer, inventor, and a maker of curiosities. A self-taught artist, Chatt is considered a master of his material. A former Penland Resident Artist, Chatt’s work is in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, New York’s Museum of Art and Design, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Tacoma Arts Museum, and the Racine Art Museum among others. Works from this exhibition were recently part of A New State of Matter at Grand Rapids Art Museum. In 2020 Chatt received the highest award in the Ireland’s International Glass Biennale and in the fall Chatt’s Love, Dad was acquired by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art’s Renwick Gallery. David works by hand, sewing glass beads using a right-angle weave stitch that he adapted. He is obsessive, 6′ 5″ tall, and likes attention to detail.