PAIGE DAVIS | Burnsville, NC
Paige Davis is best known for her sculptural forged ironwork. Moving effortlessly between sculpture and function, Davis puts a contemporary spin on primitive forms. Additionally, Paige works in silver, gold, and steel, forging and fabricating a refined, clean-lined collection of jewelry.
“In terms of the work I forge, iron lends itself perfectly to this mixing. It is ancient in origin, holds enduring strength, and possesses the character to be sleek, fluid, and elegant. I love the process; the challenge of getting metal to do what I visualize, and using very basic tools.”
Davis studied at Penland School of Crafts and at the Maryland Institute of Art. She has been working full time as a studio artist since 1979. She has taught workshops throughout the country, including at the University of North Carolina, Penland School of Crafts (NC) and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her work is in private collections, including the Gallery of Art and Design at North Carolina State University. Paige currently works from her studio in North Carolina.