David has received wide acclaim as a jeweler, educator, author, and publisher – everything from an outstanding professor award to the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. His jewelry appears in a long list of collections, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC), National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto, Japan), Oakland Museum (CA), Saint Paul Art Center (MN) and the Museum of Arts & Design (NYC).
David’s jewelry is in 500 Brooches, Lark Books (2005), Color on Metal, Guild Publishing (2001), 20th Century Jewelry, Apple Press, London (1990), The Travelers Guide to American Crafts, EP Dutton (1990), and The New Jewelry: Trends and Tractions, Thames and Hudson, London (1985), among others. Major catalogs include California Design, 1976: A Bicentennial Celebration, Pasadena Art Museum (1976) and California Design XI, Pasadena Art Museum (1971).
Numerous magazines have also published David’s work, including Craft Horizons, American Craft, Ornament and Metalsmith. Ornament profiled him in 2012 and wrote an article about his work as a “Collectible” in 1995. David also published three metalwork surveys, produced four instructional videos and authored portions of Workshop Notes: Metals, Brynmorger Press (1993) and Jewelry Concepts and Technology, Doubleday, New York (1983).