Dave Strock was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in
the San Francisco Bay Area. He first discovered glassblowing while studying
music at UC Santa Cruz, and went on to earn a BFA in Glass from CSU Chico.
While in school, Strock supplemented his education by attending various workshops
at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
in Maine, and at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, where he
also worked as a seasonal staff member. Most notably, he has been awarded
scholarships to study with Davide Salvadore, Benjamin Edols, and Dante Marioni.
In 2010 he received a Windgate Fellowship to study with master glassblower
Tobias Møhl in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Strock currently lives and works in the San
Francisco Bay Area.