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“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

Raku vases and candlesticks

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.

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Photo from the “On the Road…Marfa, TX” blog by Sundance Catalog

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.

Photo by photographer Adam Baker http://www.economist.com/images/20060909/20060909issuecovUS400.jpg

South Rim Big Bend Texas by Adam Baker was on the cover of “The Economist”

 

“The Burro Lady,” riding around the Big Bend region. Photo by James Evans

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.

Raku Smooth Heart Rattle

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.

 

Buyers Market of American Craft, Niche Award, John Davis, J. Davis Studio, Wendy Rosen

Wendy Rosen presents John with NICHE Award

Artist John Davis is a NICHE Award winner who has been creating one of a kind pottery, Christmas ornaments, and candlesticks, vases for over 30 years.

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.

Narcissus Award Finalist New Age Retailing Insight Magazine

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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                 Sign up for the J. Davis Studio newsletter innerSpirit Rattles are gift boxed Boxed Raku Ornament and Stand Chihuahuan Desert Ocean  Niche Award Winning VaseJ. Davis Studio Starry NIght Raku VasesJohn Davis Big Bend Agave Hand Inlaid Stoneware Vase