Jared Davis was born in New York City and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. He has spent the last 15 years working with blown glass, beginning at K Dahl Glass Studios. In 1995, Davis was introduced to Swedish glass masters, Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven Åke Carlsson, who invited Davis to study with them in Transjö, Sweden, for two years. Prior to his trip to Sweden, in the winter of 1996, Davis studied Italian style glass blowing and glass sculpting at The Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Washington.
Jared and his wife Nicole are well-known for their mouth-blown glass antler chandeliers. Each antler is mouth-blown with hollow glass, and affixed into a beautiful, multi-antler chandelier sculpture. Individual antlers are also available for decor and gifts.
The apprenticeship ended in July 1998. Davis then returned to Crawford, Colorado with his family to become an active glass blower and designer for K Dahl Glass Studios. In 2001 Jared started his own business, Davis Glass. This summer Jared and his wife opened, North Rim Glass Studio, where they currently create fine art glass to send to galleries all over the world.
When working with blown glass, he is working with a molten material, which follows a viscous path according to where it is hottest and coolest. During his apprenticeship Davis mastered some of the more difficult shapes by learning to control the glass in its most difficult form. Jared is inspired by the vast beauty, by which he is surrounded, in western Colorado. Most of his works contain many earthen tones. By using his Fission technique that is layering numerous colors and using a special crackle process, he has created a recognizable design, which results in unique one of a kind works of art.
2001-present Davis Glass Crawford, CO, Owner
Began blowing and designing for own business, Davis Glass, full time.
1992-2001 K-Dahl Glass Studios Crawford, CO, Glass Blower, Assistant & Designer
Began as an assistant in 1992, upon my return from Sweden in 1998 I became an active glass blower and designer at K-Dahl glass Studios.
1996 Pratt Fine Arts School Seattle, WA, Student
Studied the art of sculpting blown glass
1996 5th Avenue Glass Studio Seattle, WA, Student
Studied Venetian Style Glass Blowing
1996-1998 Transjö Hytta Transjö, Sweden, Apprentice Glass Blower
Studied under two world-renowned Swedish Glass Masters, Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven-Åke Carlsson
Exhibitions 1996 Wyly Community Art Center Aspen, CO: Echoes From Our Own
1997 Smålands Museum Växjö, Sweden
Transjö I Världen
1997 The Art Center Grand Junction, CO
1997 Galleri Sigma Växjö, Sweden
1998 Unikt Glas Goteborg, Sweden
1998 Nordiska Kristall Stockholm, Sweden
Transjö in the World
1998 K-Dahl Glass Studios Crawford, CO
1998 The Art Center Grand Junction, CO
Fine Arts Exhibit
2008 Rocky Mountain Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT
2000 Denver International Airport Denver, CO
2001 Redstone Art Center Redstone, CO
2002 The Gallery Connections Hotchkiss, CO
2002 The Art Center Grand Junction, CO
▪ Fire & Form
2002 Walker Fine Arts Gallery Denver, CO
2002 Wyly Community Art Center Aspen, CO
▪ Desert Reflections
2003 Walker Fine Arts Gallery Denver, CO
2003 Ellis Crane Gallery Durango, CO
2004 J Antique Singapore
2004 Rogoway Fine Art Gallery Tubac, AZ
2005 Walker Fine Art Denver, CO
2006 Rogoway Fine Art Gallery Tubac, AZ
2007 Art Center Grand Junction, CO
▪ Works of Glass & Clay
2008 Walker Fine Art Denver, CO
2008 Boulder Library Boulder, CO
▪ Sand Soda & A Twist of Lime