Israel “Izzy” Davis is an artist who lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI. Davis has presented more than 45 technical workshops and lectures nationally and internationally and has taught several summer intensives, including courses at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist's Residency, Saugatuck, MI, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, and Ceramica Artistic Prospettiva, Trieste, Italy.
He has exhibited work in more than 100 exhibitions including venues such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, the Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN, and the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Izzy has participated in numerous artist residencies including a project residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre, Oisterwijk, Netherlands, where he spent three weeks in their FabLab focusing on CAM/CAD fabrication to produce molds for pressure-casting ceramic paper airplanes in porcelain. Izzy sees himself as a lifelong learner. His interests reflect an innate desire to be active, practice, and progress in a creative and productive lifestyle. Investigating art and teaching are catalysts toward that end.