Tony Davis, a self-taught artist, produces wearable works of art and unique sculptures, hand-wrought in fine metals. Employing the traditional silver working methods of the early Native American and Spanish Colonial plateros, each piece is meticulously crafted from an original ingot.
A variety of old tools and implements, including an antique Spanish colonial anvil, canon balls from the Mexican Revolutionary period and old steel forms, combine to help create the unique effects of his art.
The application of these difficult, laborious and demanding traditional methods reveals the unique beauty, aesthetics and essence of the metals that is not found in today’s technology and manufacturing.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tony was a well respected engineering contractor, with the beauty and quality of his work winning numerous project awards. His creativity and unique mindset then turned to one media he has always loved, silver. Expanding on his original fascination of working with fine metals, Tony has now become an artist whose work is in great demand for discriminating collectors.
Tony, his wife Diane and their three Weimaraners now live in the artist village of Corrales, New Mexico, where Tony spends most of his time in his studio constantly designing and creating new and unique pieces.