“Your work is magical.”
Linda ~ Anthill Gallery & Vintage Curiosities
“UNBELIEVABLE!!! We are blown away with this piece.
You are a fantastic artisan. It is unbelievable. Thank you!”
Leonard ~ Mama Trizza’s Handmade Artisan Gifts
J. Davis Studio is located in the remote Chihuahuan Desert where the mysterious Marfa Lights play in the sky, and where entrepreneurship often suffers because of isolating geography. But those who are resourceful and self-reliant can thrive.
“There is space out here for the wind to breathe and the hands to work, for the words to come, for the images and melodies to shape themselves.” ~Robert James Waller
Big Bend Texas- you’ve probably heard about or have seen its beauty. It is one of America’s last frontiers. The land is a mix of rugged mountains, harsh desert land, and pine forests that are more typical of New Mexico or Colorado.
Amongst its breathtaking beauty are tall buttes that turn beautiful shades of crimson with sunrise or sundown, and steep, sheer, narrow canyons where the Rio Grande runs through. Some call it the Grand Canyon of Texas. Mule deer, antelope, and javalinas share the land with an occasional mountain lion or black bear.
Plants and animals have adapted to the land, conserving water and energy for times when there is little of both. Like the animals, the people of the area learn to make the most of what they have and are very resourceful. Through the years the commerce has been varied and conventional, creative and ingenious.
The area’s inhabitants are sometimes as colorful as the countryside and many reflect that spirit in their work, whether it is their own craft or a business they have created. As you read through our website, you will see our love of the land is apparent.
Like most all of the business owners of the Big Bend area, we’ve worked hard to develop one that allows us to live where the deer and the antelope really do play.
We are so very grateful for our retailers. They give us exposure outside an area where exposure usually means too much sun.
When you buy J. Davis Studio products, you help sustain American makers and artisans living in the ruralist of rural America. It’s the fairest trade of all.
Our best selling product and most beloved work, our palm-sized innerSpirit Rattles, were selected a Narcissus Award Finalist by the editors of New Age Magazine (now known as Retailing Insight), which recognizes the best in body, mind and spirit.
Each one comes gift boxed with a card that reads: Native Americans used rattles during ceremonies to ensure blessings upon their crops. Use your rattle to help rattle some rain into your life, some rain out of your life, to help rattle your worries away, or (if you insist) just to keep your papers from blowing away.
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