About The Artists
David Clancy Designs came into being in the late eighties and started out as a solo craftsperson trying to sell his wares. Ten years later with the addition of business partner and wife, Jennifer Clancy, Clancy Designs was born. A collaboration that bore fruit to a craft business focusing on handblown functional glassware, interior accessories, and objects d’art.
Nature Studies in Glass
Nature Studies in Glass | David and Jennifer Clancy from Kate Mercer on Vimeo.
Behind the Scenes with Clancy Designs
in the Process of Creating Beautiful Glass Designs.
ART of GLASS from ERIC LATEK on Vimeo 4:21 minutes.
Interview with Clancy Designs
Clancys.Interviews.Long.Version from ERIC LATEK on Vimeo.
Over the years Clancy Designs has transformed from a weekend work endeavor to a full time craft business providing people with fun and original tableware and decorative glass. Clancy Designs has participated in prominent craft shows, such as, the American Craft Council; Baltimore Show, the Buyers Market of American Craft, and the New York International Gift Show as well as being shown at galleries and museum stores around the counrty. It is David and Jennifer’s goal to provide their customers with unique pieces for their home that will transform their everyday space and daily rituals.
For a long time these handblown creations were made by the Clancys at a variety of studios, until their dream of having their own workplace came true in 2004. Clancy Designs glassblowing studio (a classic early American style post and beam barn) is located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, next to the historic windmill and miller’s cottage. The 1787 cottage was renovated by the Clancys (with the help of friends and family) between 1999 and 2004.
Using their artistic sensibility and interior design skills the cottage became what it is today- a unique and wonderful mix of arts, crafts, early American rustic and folk nouveau. Their talent for creating the home as well as accessorizing it has been featured in the Boston Globe Magazine, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, Yankee Magazine and HGTV. It is this talent that they would like to share with you! Come by and visit the studio anytime. Please call for hours.