Born in Bromley, Kent in the leafy suburbs of London, David studied sculpture and ceramics at Ravensbourne College in the 1960s. He has always enjoyed the challenge of throwing and making functional pots, and when time allows creates ceramic reliefs worked from landscapes.
In 30 years of potting in Kent he has produced many hundreds of mugs, jugs and goblets, often with commemorative sprigs on. These were commissioned by well known heritage sites as well as private individuals. In 2006 he made a series of 60 jugs for Jools and Crystabel Holland's wedding reception.
In 2007 he moved from Cliffe in North Kent and set up his studio and gas kiln with his wife, the potter Marilyn Williams, in Walmer near Deal in Kent. He hopes to continue to develop his skills and ideas in creating a broad range of pots, as well as committing time to tutor and share his knowledge and expertise on ceramic courses and workshops.