David was born on the 2nd February 1946, in the Eastern Highland town of Mutare in Zimbabwe. His brother John Gwatirwa taught him to sculpt and helped direct his talent. In 1969 he moved to Victoria Falls, a famous tourist resort town in Zimbabwe where he worked at the Craft Village for two years. After leaving the Victoria Falls Craft Village, David has been with the Canon Paterson Craft Centre to this present time.
David’s work can be distinguished by the clean economical lines he uses.