David Crane received a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Illinois State University. Since 1980, he has been a Professor of Art & Ceramics at Virginia Tech. His work has appeared in over 250 national and international exhibitions. Reproductions of his ceramic works have been published in 8 books, along with numerous catalogs and periodical articles. He is a founding member of 16 Hands, a Virginia artist/craftsmen collaborative.
His recent ceramic work investigates the integration of geometric ceramic forms and surface glazes associated with functional objects and vessels. His work is generally wheel thrown and altered, glazed using multiple resist processes, then fired in a high temperature salt kiln.