David MacLean

David MacLean was raised in Saanich, BC and attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver and then Instituto Allende Art School in Mexico. He specialized in painting, printmaking and sculpture.While supporting a young family, David diversified into careers in tree planting and cabinet making.
With a passion for art history and up-cycled mixed materials, it was a natural transition for me as an artist and woodworker to forge into knife making. My father introduced me to knives at an early age and I have made many over the years as a hobby. The natural environment surrounding Quadra Island, where I have lived for over 30 years, is a constant source of inspiration for design, as well as my Scottish family background.
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