Doug Ricketts

As far back as Doug Ricketts can remember he has built and put things together, feeling a need to use interesting materials gathered close at hand or on special “wanderings.” Born in Oklahoma and raised in Nevada and New Mexico, he grew up being given free reign to really see the country around him and explore his creative strengths. Later, while earning a BFA in sculpture and ceramics, Ricketts worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, not realizing he was heading for a career as a furniture maker. Since 1977 he has lived on the rolling plains of the northeast Texas Panhandle. It is here in this somewhat isolated and sparsely populated place that he has developed his Prairie View style.

Doug Ricketts has always been drawn to the ruins and archetypal structures of the West with their textures and patterns of long use and change. A need for a personal and cultural sense of place has led him to create regionally-inspired furniture—reliquaries of sorts—combining fine domestic woods with castoff ag machinery parts and occasional accent lumber from the ruins. Landscape and weather events, profiles of farm implements and buildings all figure into the designs. Each piece of Prairie View Furniture is a one-of-a-kind sculpture with a story to tell."

Van Brunt Flyer Coffee Table

Van Brunt Flyer Coffee Table

18"x63"x23-1/2" $2,000

Tornado Tall Chest

Tornado Tall Chest

Tornado granary tin, paint, ash, barn joists, baling wire 69 3/4" x 34" x 16" $2,500

Sky Strider Table

Sky Strider Table

Steel, Poplar, Paint, Patina 34"x72-1/4"x15 1/2" $1,800

Flare Lamp

Flare Lamp

Steel, Salvage Oilfield Pipe, Fiberglass Cloth 72 1/2" x 15"x 15" $1,750

Pecan T-Bone Stools

Pecan T-Bone Stools

Pecan, T-Posts 30"x 16"x 15" $1,300/ Pair

Luna Lamp

Luna Lamp

Curly Maple, Steel, Fiberglass Cloth 68 3/4"x 20"x 24" $1,850

County Rd #12 Mirage

County Rd #12 Mirage

Burl Mesquite, Rod-Weeder plow frame, Steel 34" x 97" x 21" $5,000

Black Ash T-Bone Stools

Black Ash T-Bone Stools

Ash, T-posts 30"x16"x15" $1,300/Pair

Above the Breaks End Tables I & II

Above the Breaks End Tables I & II

Mesquite, Steel 24"x 15 1/4" x 15" $1,100 / Pair

Above the Breaks

Above the Breaks

Mesquite, Steel 33"x 63" x 15 1/4" $2,200

Cottonwood Stele

Cottonwood Stele

Red Oak (dyed), Steel, Cottonwood, Conduit Clamps, car vent handle 71 3/4" X 16"x 14 1/2" $1,950

Summer Mirage Tall Case

Summer Mirage Tall Case

(Wood, milk paint, recycled sheet metal, harrow knives, steel) 71h x 20 1/2w x 14½d $2,800

Better Shut it Down

Better Shut it Down

Hall Tree Ash (sandblasted, dyed), broken gear, combine attachments, baling wire 81.5H x 19W x 19D $1,500

New Moon Table I

New Moon Table I

(Pecan, cultivator wheel rim, steel pipe) 30h x 35w x 17d $850

Cyclone Bureau

Cyclone Bureau

Cabinet Oxidized maple, Ward's granary tin, sulky rake tines, fabricated & blackened steel 71.75H x 39.5W x 19D $6,500

Reaching for the Green

Reaching for the Green

(Quilted maple (dyed), tee posts) 68h x 23w x 14d $1,200

Wreck in the West

Wreck in the West

Pasture Floor Lamp Chinese elm, T-Posts 69H x 29W x 24D $1,900

Red Mesa Tine

Red Mesa Tine

(Steel, Milk Paint, Pit-fired sheet metal, baling wire and pitchfork tines) 34h x 70w x 15d SOLD

Caprock Canyon Bench

Caprock Canyon Bench

(Red Oak, steel, Baltic birch plywood) 27 1/4h x 37 1/2w x 16d $1,850

108 S. Main Street  |  Saint Jo, Texas  |  76265    

info@sjmainstreetgallery.com, donna@donnahowellsickles.com     940.995.2786

  • TripAdvisor - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle