Eric Davy Biography
Born in 1986, E.J. Davy grew up as the youngest of three in an Austrian-Canadian family. Growing up in Toronto, Davy was exposed to a diversity of people, culture, and aesthetic. Finding his passion at a young age in the art of hot glass, Davy’s first teacher, Alfred Engerer, taught him glass blowing and casting and to this day is his mentor.
In 2004, Davy worked with Catherine Hibbits out of the Distillery District on large blown installations. In 2006, he enrolled in the Hot Glass program at Sheridan College, where he studied forming and casting hot glass, and spent his free time assisting Alfred Engerer on a variety of projects.
After graduation, Davy was hired by Robert Held in Vancouver, British Columbia to make solid pieces and assist blowers. Since 2009, Davy has spent his summers as the resident glassblower at The Red Barns; An Artisan’s Playground in Picton, Ontario. In 2010, Davy decided to bring his work to a larger audience, acquiring nationwide gallery representation and exhibiting at art shows across Ontario. Davy has been honing the technical aspects of his craft while working on commissions – everything from funerals to weddings – and playing with the possibilities of the medium to create new works for shows. The summer of 2013 will be the fifth consecutive year that Davy fills The Red Barns resident glass artist position.
The Gallery on the Lake is pleased to be exhibiting Eric’s work.