Starting at a local park in his hometown of La Mirada, California, Dave Williams, at the age of fourteen, discovered the potter’s wheel and the excitement of clays and glazes. For the introverted young man, it was a match made in heaven.
His love for clay continued as he received his Master of Arts degree, (ceramics emphasis) from Cal State University, Fullerton in 1983. During his years at school, he supported himself as a production potter making planters, lamps and an assortment of utilitarian shapes for another company.
Right after graduation he accepted a teaching job at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. This allowed him to continue to explore clays and glazes, shapes, and design, while sharing it with his students. Thirty years later, he is still making pottery and running the ceramics department at CBU. His low-fire work is colorful, using loose brush work with underglazes or wax resist, and covered in a glossy clear. His high fire work is covered with geometric shapes and colored in satin earth tones. His work has been shown throughout the state and across the country.