Dick Davis

Dick Davis

Dick has worked with leather for over 40 years and started incorporating wood and metal into his works over 15 years ago. He does not consider himself a traditional blacksmith, as he often uses independent and unorthodox methods, much as the earliest blacksmiths were known for. Dick fabricates his pieces using many “product specific,” homemade tools… made especially to heat and bend metal in a particular way for a particular item.
By using leather, wood, metal and stone, Dick feels a comforting affinity and attachment to a part of our American heritage, and believes that creating objects out of these materials is historically important. He relishes the fact that the metal ores and stones come from the Great Lakes areas (mostly Michigan), and by incorporating such basic materials into his work he can create items that last and last. “We need metal in our lives. It is an amazing byproduct of our environment.” He enjoys blending materials, which makes his items more individualistic.
Dick is an energetic and versatile artist, always eager to create something different, which adds to his own enthusiasm for his work. The resulting pieces, ranging from leather bracelets, vases, knives and sculptures to yard art and furniture, are beautifully crafted items for functional and decorative purposes.

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  • Birchbark Sofa Table by Dick Davis


    The entire piece is urethaned. Handles, legs and base are handforged with stones at base picked from the Great Lakes region.

  • Chainsaw Damascus Blade with Antler Handle by Dick Davis


    Artistry in form and function is found in this special chainsaw Damascus blade with Antler handle. Dick Davis creates the extraordinary out of the ordinary.

  • Cherry Wood Table by Dick Davis


    The table is urethaned for durability and measures 43″ wide by 16.5″ deep by 35.5″ high.

    *Due to size, Cherry Wood Table is only available for purchase & delivery through the Gallery directly. Please phone to inquire. #231 264 0123

  • Cutting Board & Hand Forged Knife Combo by Dick Davis


    In an assortment of sizes each board comes with its own, uniquely crafted, hand forged knife. *Please contact the gallery directly for purchase and shipping. #231 264 0123

  • Folding Knife by Dick Davis


    The blade part of this clever folding knife is made from a bandsaw blade.

  • Hand Forged Candle Holders by Dick Davis


    Combining steel, stone and fine craftsmanship, Dick Davis offers tea light or votive candle holders.

  • Hand Forged Damascus Blade from Horse Shoe by Dick Davis


    Looking for a unique gift? Look no further than this hand forged Damascus blade knife made from a horse shoe!

  • Hand Forged Hearts by Dick Davis


    Be still my forged heart… wink, wink.

  • Hand Forged Pine Trees by Dick Davis


    Accent your home with handcrafted beauty in steel and stone.

  • Occasional Table by Dick Davis


    Made from Tiger Maple for top & Olive Wood for shelf…

  • Sofa Table by Dick Davis


    Measures 38.5″ wide by 26.5″ high by 18.25″ deep.

    *Due to size of this sofa table, purchase and shipment is handled through the Gallery directly. Please phone for more information. #231 264 0123

  • Spruce Desk & Bench by Dick Davis


    Desk measures 39″ wide by 21″ deep by 39″ high from base to tip of leaves. Bench measures 22″ wide by 16″ deep by 19″ high.

    *Due to size, Spruce Desk & Bench is only available for purchase through the Galley directly. Please phone to inquire. #231 264 0123