Dorothy Gill Barnes
contemporary fiber and sculpture artist

Dorothy is a Worthington local who has been called “the guru of bark in America.” She is internationally known for her baskets formed with natural materials that she harvests from her environment. Dorothy and Blair form a unique collaboration, producing peices that often combine turned wood and blown glass. [read more about Dorothy here]

Cynthia Tinapple
polymer clay artist

Blair’s wife Cynthia collaborates in adding color and texture to several turned peices. This unique “polymer inlay” technique has been featured in several new craft books and magazines. Cynthia also writes

Blair’s work is showcased in the Artist In Residence series, a video library of the arts. The piece is entitled, “Blair Davis: Turning Trees Inside Out” and shows how Blair turns logs into bowls. Check out the 60 minute video at the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries or order it for $25 from

Blair added a 10-minute video about turning a djembe drum shell out of a 200-pound walnut log here.

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