David is a professional potter and ceramic teacher with over 40 years experience in the arts.
Born in 1950 in New York, father of three and married to jeweler, Molly Sharp. Voorhees Pottery was established in 1975 and has operated in North Carolina, except two years on the Maine coast. Primarily self-taught, David has exhibited his work in numerous juried art shows and exhibitions and has been represented by craft galleries throughout the Eastern US.
David hails from a noted family of artists; parents Edwin and Mildred were recognized throughout Eastern NC for their watercolor and oil painting. David’s siblings Jane, Susan and Chad, as well as several of the grandchildren are producing artists.
His studio is located at their home on four acres in the Green River valley of Tuxedo, NC. Interest in wood-firing pottery has resulted in his designing and building a wood-fired soda glazing kiln at his Tuxedo studio in 2009. Constructed as a car kiln, it is one of the first wood-firing kilns of its design.
He has been a long time instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School in NC and has conducted classes and hands-on workshops in many locations in the USA, focusing on his porcelain experience. David currently divides his time between making pots, teaching and ceramics consulting with area private camps.
David’s pots number over 100K and are found lovingly used in homes in many countries and in various private and public collections.