Discovering the Clay Artistry of Kurt Ross

Discovering the Clay Artistry of Kurt Ross

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Asheville, North Carolina, Kurt Ross spins clay into stories, infusing each vessel with a touch of his architectural expertise and a dash of creative brilliance. His journey from Pasadena, California, to the tranquil suburbs of Asheville, is a tapestry woven with threads of inspiration, passion, and a lifelong love affair with craftsmanship.

Ross's affinity for ceramics blossomed unexpectedly during a pottery class with his daughter back in 2007. What began as a parental bonding opportunity swiftly transformed into a deep-seated passion, igniting a spark that would set him on a new creative path.

Vessel Set #9 Earthenware Cone 6 Oxidation Wheel Thrown, Rutile Wash over Matt White Glaze, Sand Blasted 9”-10” Tall $575.00, Incudes Base

Drawing upon his roots in architectural design, Ross's ceramic pieces echo the principles of form, proportion, and movement. With each vessel, he orchestrates a symphony of shapes and textures, guided not just by tradition, but by the whims of inspiration. From the rugged silhouette of the San Gabriel Mountains to the bustling streets of Brooklyn, Ross's artistic journey is a testament to the transformative power of creativity.  His glazes, with their unpredictable nature, add a layer of complexity to each piece, creating a visual narrative that captivates the imagination.

Step into Ross's world, where stoneware and earthenware come to life with a palette of White Crackle & Lucie Rie #15 glazes and Rutile wash over Matt White glaze. Each vessel tells a story – a testament to Ross's dedication to quality, craftsmanship, and the pursuit of artistic expression.

Vessel Set #8 Earthenware Cone 6, Oxidation Wheel Thrown, Clear and Rutile Glazes 10” - 12” Tall $500.00, Incudes Base

Beyond the confines of his studio, Ross finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether he's immersed in the pages of a history book, building vintage model airplanes, or exploring the nuances of the Portuguese language, his curiosity knows no bounds. Alongside his wife, writer Stacey Millett, Ross embraces each day as an opportunity for discovery and creative exploration.

Connect with Kurt Ross and explore the world of ceramics through his eyes. From the graceful curves of his vessels to the rich tapestry of his artistic journey, there's a story waiting to unfold in every piece.

Connect with Kurt Ross:

- Phone: (828) 214-5042

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- Instagram: @kurtrossceramics