David was born and lived in Gloucestershire starting his career making spectacles in a factory, then a pensions administrator for a large corporate company which then led into in I.T. for over 15 years. He eventually moved to Cornwall in 2011 and worked in Penzance where he continued in the I.T. role, however living by the sea and adapting to the Cornish way of life, meant he soon wanted to explore life a lot more which also included scuba diving. In Nov 2017, David quit his normal office based job and decided to explore his creative side by going self employed, starting with photography but also making art using fused glass (and also ceramics from Jan 2020). 2018/2019 has been a learning phase, with photography (Perchance Photography) currently studying and aiming to achieve a LRPS (Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society). In April 2019 he built his own home workshop dedicated to glass/ceramics where he can continue to learn and create more artwork.

Fused Glass/Ceramic Artwork, Photography Prints and Greeting Cards can be purchased from David Perry Glass website (previously called Perchance Design) or via  Etsy shop along with a shared gallery shop in St. Agnes, Cornwall (St.Agnes Station Crafts).

Perchance Photography

Jan 2017
1/2 day photography workshop with Carla Regler in Porthleven
June 2018 – Current
Student at South West Photography School in Bodmin (2 year course) – studying for a Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society

Glass Art

Oct 2017 – Feb 2019
Workshop member at Stained Glass and Pottery (Nadia Miller)
April 2018 – Current
Gallery member at St Agnes Station Crafts
Masterclass Tutorials
I have also attended the following:

  • Numerous books and online tutorials with Bob Leatherbarrow
  • Several online tutorials with Paul Messink
  • Several books and online tutorials with Mark Hufford
  • Several online tutorials with Glenda Kronke
  • Online tutorial with Gail Stouffer
  • 3 day workshop in Bristol with Barbara Cashman
  • 3 day workshop in Ilminster with Marguerite Beneke (booked for mid 2020)


Jan 2020
Self teaching using a variety of educational materials.