David Lovejoy has been working as a maker and designer since the early 1980’s. A successful career in graphic design supported a long and leisurely arts education at several schools and studios, focusing on ceramics. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in California, Hawaii and Oregon and is in collections in the U.S. and Europe.
As a maker of things, his artistic direction has always included using and repurposing whatever materials fit the need, with a feeling toward materials from the 30’s & 40’s, due to their wonderful 'patina of use' through time. Trained as a ceramic artist, his recent work includes assemblage and installation art. He has won a few awards, and in 1993 was named one of the “Art Stars of California” by Art in California magazine.
More recently, he was commissioned for the work ‘Walk / Don’t Walk” in the street-level windows of the Spring Arts Tower on Gallery Row in Downtown Los Angeles, and customized a 1962 Airstream trailer for an upcoming National Geographic expedition to the South Pole. He also designed the interior surface and created the lobby chandelier in the Broadway Arts Building in Los Angeles, and was commissioned to create the "Willow House" at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for their Centennial Garden.
Kelly Osbourne - Interior Lighting
Patrick Dougherty - Project Assistant
Spring Arts Tower - Public Art Installations
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Outdoor Sculpture
Broadway Arts Building - Interior Surface Design and Sculptural Chandelier