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Welcome to the D.Wilson~Art "outlet" store on Etsy!
I create whimsical yet sophisticated art and crafty designs for home interiors.
I have no formal education in the arts but as early as I can remember I have been passionate about making stuff with my own 2 hands. Over the years of my youth I created without having any money so I'd be making something out of nothing...like "a silk purse from a sow's ear". I learned I could have great design and a lovely home even if I was poor...and I was! I was self taught in "Shabby Chic" before HGTV programming introduced it to the world.

In my colorful work history I have made a living as a graphic arts silkscreen printer, a wall finish painter, a restaurant interior and exterior designer, floral designer for restaurant and catering food trays and buffet tables, and chalk pastel fine abstract artist as well as…

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  • Male
  • Born on January 14
  • Joined July 24, 2010

Favorite materials

clay, paper, paint, textiles, words

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About

Welcome to the D.Wilson~Art "outlet" store on Etsy!
I create whimsical yet sophisticated art and crafty designs for home interiors.
I have no formal education in the arts but as early as I can remember I have been passionate about making stuff with my own 2 hands. Over the years of my youth I created without having any money so I'd be making something out of nothing...like "a silk purse from a sow's ear". I learned I could have great design and a lovely home even if I was poor...and I was! I was self taught in "Shabby Chic" before HGTV programming introduced it to the world.

In my colorful work history I have made a living as a graphic arts silkscreen printer, a wall finish painter, a restaurant interior and exterior designer, floral designer for restaurant and catering food trays and buffet tables, and chalk pastel fine abstract artist as well as many "crafts". I'm making an effort to put cool back in craft but Etsy.com has done it! There is so much great stuff here.

For over twenty years I have longed to work in clay and in October 2008 I met my pottery guru, John Macomber, of Greenleaf Pottery in South Windsor CT. I have been in love with clay ever since. My focus of the moment; lidded vessels that represent living things from nature.If YOU live in CT and have an interest in learning pottery I highly recommend that you start with John at Greenleaf. He has over 30 years of experience and he'll help you take it wherever you want to go. This studio / classroom setting is filled with wonderful people. Potters tend to be good kind folk and we inspire each other when we create together.

In June 2011 I left my job as a non-profit Executive Director in Heritage and Park preservation to pursue my love for making pots. Also I had been dreaming of a summer to "potter around" which means to move aimlessly about. But my intention is a little more structured than that and I have grand plans. I recently graduated from Basement and garage potter to occupying a prime studio space filled with light. What was formerly the puppy / family / TV / sunroom is now my brilliant studio!

The name D.Wilson~Art is based on my name David Davis Wilson. I have a website with the same name where events, facebook links and other creations can be viewed and purchased. My goal is to always be a crafter of many things in many mediums, designing spaces and to help promote other artists and artisan's work eventually in my own retail shop.

Visit my fanpage on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/DWilsonArt/167801264588

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