About the artist:
After graduating in Ceramic Design from Loughborough College of Art & Design Ross then trained at Dartington Pottery Workshop and with several potters in America in the 1980s. He is now a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen as well as a professional member of the Craftsman Potter Association.
He works in a red earthenware clay onto which is applied a range of both white and brightly coloured slips. This decorating process can take up to 10 hours for one clock, slips being painted on, layer after layer, to achieve a depth of colour.
He is influence by classical forms in art, architecture and antique furniture and Surrealism is a strong theme running through his work.
Ross frequently employs devices such as distorted persective and trompe l'oeuil in his hand-built clocks, vases, dishes, candelabra and candlesticks. As a result they have a quirky, whimsical nature conjuring images of the Mad Hatter's Tea party and various period styles including Baroque, Rococo and Art Deco.