For the majority of his career, Ross Richmond’s sculptures have focused mainly on the figure, capturing a moment, a gesture, a quiet interaction between people or an individual, and their thoughts. Animals have also played an important role in his work, either being included along with the figurative pieces referencing human’s relationship with the natural world, or more recently the animal as stand-alone pieces highlighting the forms of these natural and elegant creatures.
Ross has been working with glass since 1991, where he took his first glass class while studying to be an illustrator at the Cleveland Institute of Art, graduating with a BFA in Glass in 1994. Ross began working with William Morris in 1997 and worked alongside him until his retirement in 2007. During his career Ross has worked with and for some of the greatest glass and non-glass artists, including William Morris, Jane Rosen, Preston Singletary, and Dale Chihuly, who have all been mentors and inspirations throughout his artistic journey.