David Morris was born in 1936 in Brockton, MA, USA.
Between 1954 and 1958 he studied ceramics at Alfred University in New York, then in 1962, he joined Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, where he is still active. In his early years on the kibbutz, David worked tending sheep, but six years later he began to work in the kibbutz workshop with ceramic artist Jean Meir.
David has had several solo exhibitions around Israel and participated in several more group exhibitions. On the subject of the creative process, he says: "I love working with clay. I enjoy its plastic qualities – it is completely formless, and it is I who give I form. The contrast within the clay is what attracts me: initially, it is very soft, but after firing it becomes as hard as stone. I also enjoy the thrill of surprise when you open the kiln after the firing, because you never quite know what the results will be. I work a lot on sculpting human and animal forms, and I try to make them look natural and true to life, even though I also add in parts that don’t naturally belong."
Eran Litvin, Curator