David's journey in glassblowing began in 1973 under the tutelage of Master Gaffer Robert Mason from Scotland. Learning in the tradition of countless generation of Scottish Masters, David gained skills that compliment his natural artistic talent. From the early basic steps to today's ability to create complex pieces, David has cherished the challenges glassblowing offers.
Yukimi Matsumoto was born in Osaka Japan in 1973, graduated from Osaka Designer School specialized in Production Design (1993). Yukimi went to work at Suwa Glass Studio in Nagano. After two years of apprenticing, she went to work at various studios in Japan. Yukimi decided to attend The Studio at Corning NY in 1999. Shortly thereafter, she started to work with David.
David and Yukimi started McDermott Glass Studio in 2002. Yukimi's impeccable color selection and soft design are second to none. She enjoys working with colors which creates the feeling of nature.