In 1991 Davis graduated from Ohio State University with a BFA in ceramics. Following graduation, he was Deborah Horrell’s assistant for a year in Columbus; then he became a studio potter, and a machinist for an archery company, for three years each in Clay City, Kentucky. He then moved to Eugene, Oregon, as a studio potter again prior to starting his MFA at Ohio University in Athens. Following graduation, he was an instructor and area coordinator for two years in Utah State University’s ceramics program. Most recently he taught at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.