Jonathan Davis is an artist from Durham, North Carolina who has been practicing his love for art, music, and agriculture since childhood. Jonathan studied jazz at North Carolina Central University in 2001 while apprenticing as a glass craftsman at the Carolina Glass Arts Studio in downtown Durham. During his apprenticeship he began designing and making his own production art as he was promoting and teaching lampworking classes through the Durham Arts Council. Shortly thereafter, Davis made the move to a remote cabin in Pittsboro, NC and attended school for sustainable agriculture in which he holds a degree. He has also worked extensively with the Forest Foundation, an organization dedicated to sustainable livelihoods, environmental education and fair trade craft development.
Davis has studied with many talented people including master glassblower Emilio Santini. He has taught hundreds of students, worked with numerous universities and organizations, and has worked with talented groups like the Cirque du Soleil performance troupe.
He now works out of the studio he designed and built in Chatham County, constructing botanically inspired creations and mid-century modern designs. Davis specializes in architectural lighting and sculpture. When he’s not in the studio or teaching, he seeks adventure and inspiration through his love of rock climbing, scuba diving, whitewater kayaking and traveling the world.