Currently a full-time glass artist, David Murray came to the medium from a background in slip-cast ceramics. He studied at the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, in the late 1980's and has recently attended workshops by many of the leading New Zealand and international glass artists. Murray's work is highly sought after for both exhibition and collection and is held in public collections internationally. In 2003 he was awarded the premier award in the Ranamok Prize for contemporary glass.
Murray achieved a high level of technical skill and critical acclaim after only a few years of working as a full-time glass artist. His signature series, the Hunter/Gatherer, struck a chord with local and international audiences for both their intention and strong, highly resolved form.