I began doing ceramic sculpture after watching and artisan in Northern Michigan at the Charlevoix Arts Festival.
Stoneware fired with rustic glaze created in the late '70s in Boulder Colorado at the Boulder Potter
Bull or Bear Bronze - Lost Wax Bronze of "Bull or Bear" sculpture. Created in approx 1974, Dayton Ohio Living Arts Center. The Living Arts Center was in a brick building on the north side of Linden Ave. Under the instruction of "BING" DAVIS. "After he retired in 1988, Davis Created the Willis Bing Davis Art Studio & EbonNia Gallery in Dayton, Ohio and has continued to work on international projects in Russia, Bermuda, China, and Ghana in his free time." He is currently the President of the board of directors of the National Conference of Artists. Davis makes art from found objects and often includes mixed media. He has also worked in photography, drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture but accounts clay as is his most expressive medium of art due to its direct physical influence from it. He feels that there's a disconnect when a tool separates him from the work such as a brush or a lens. Art to Davis "is a wonderful way to understand self and to understand others."
Bing Davis - Wikipedia Willis "Bing" Davis is an African American Artist and teacher, born in Greer, South Carolina, whose artwork portrays his feelings for life and appreciation for African history and culture . Davis has studied, lived, and taught in both Indiana and Ohio. He studied at the Dayton Art Institute, and Indiana State University from 1975 to 1976 "and was also a ceramic and graphic artist who taught a ceramics class at Central State University for 20 years." Though he was also busy teaching during that time, he would always find time to work on his own projects.