A product of the Chihuahuan Desert in far southwest Texas, John Davis is wildly known for his one-of-a-kind construction techniques. Inspired by the desert’s rugged terrain, subtle colors, and remarkable beauty, Davis’s work reflects the incredible hues of the mountain sunsets, the diverse vegetation, and the variability of this untamed region.

“If rustic beauty of this area could be captured in a man-made three dimensional shape, this would be my goal.”

Davis’s virtuosity ranges from the elegant to the whimsical as he expresses himself through the medium of clay and color, and his “artisan concretization” keeps him in touch with reality as be harmonizes color, line, texture and shading. In addition to his desert pieces, he works in floral designs, and imagining a tropical desert has designed a Rain Desert series.