Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kansas City

Details from a couple of shows we participated in during NCECA, Legacy of an Icon- Ken Ferguson at Haw Contemporary, and Something You've Never Done Before at Arts KC
Of course you can fine more images and work on the Future Retrieval website and Blog, and at katiesnewwork and instagram @guymdavis

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jingdezhen China - 2015

The life forms are part of a larger project, I guess everything is. It was interesting to focus and experiment on glazes beyond the perfection of the Jingdezhen traditional palette. Of course the metallic PVD surface has to come into play for the future.

                    We also finally had a chance to work with the flutist monkey. Its pretty complicated

I am completely obsessed with collecting Chinese antiques and seek every opportunity to bask in these rich objects of time and culture. -Sung Dynasty soldier bottles and funerary urn, Late Ming blue and white shard.  

Vessel Cult

Vessel Cult- a collaborative making vision and intense studio session between Katie Parker, Amanda Valdez, and myself. We collectively brought our interests and aesthetics together.

Friday, September 4, 2015



Monday, July 13, 2015

the outlook

the outlook is good at

Saturday, July 4, 2015

from the collection

A Song / Yuan Dyansty ( 12th-13th C.) dragon head found at the ghost market in Jingdezhen China with some fine sculpting to say the least.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Forest, and the future primeval

21C Durham

White Light Bears- a permanent project for the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, NC. Porcelain bear head and neon pendent lights with cut paper flower bunting. more at Future Retrieval

Saturday, April 18, 2015

wood fired

not particularly designed for this but the wood ash reduction fired ones have some potential

Grand Theft at the Carnegie a photofocus project from this last fall

Grand Theft: Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis
Grand Theft by Guy Michael Davis & Katie Parker is a 2-part installation utilizing the common/public spaces within The Carnegie. Both parts of this installation take photography as the fundamental tool that is used to create objects, even though a traditional “photograph” is not present in the final product.

epic adventure

                                                                futuristic landscapes

burden of dreams


Building curves for scenics and dioramas.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fat Plant

New models, hand carved plaster succulent form and larger 3-d print of the Tawney Owl. Smaller objects are a relief from the massive Future Retrieval projects that have been happening.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


                                                   Continuing to investigate the figure in China as well. Old forms of Deities and Mao that have been tweeked.

treeform future bonsai Jingdezhen 2014

several projects cast and ready for finishing
finished and ready for packing
hand carved plaster models

Shifting from some big Future Retrieval projects I decided to slow down and hand carve these tree forms from plaster for our residency in Jingdezhen this year. Thinking about production and material as well, one design can be oriented in several ways depending on the trunk/base. The bonsai represents time, labor, attention, and patience; which is in the core of our philosophy. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014


omen of bad luck made better 

tawny owl taxidermy 3-d scan and print

Monday, September 22, 2014


                               If something happens what do we do? Its all just matter.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Artec Eva, waiting on the Spider and a Monkey Flutist. Then things will be better.