Paula Ross | 1943-2022
Paula Ross, a well loved ceramic artist and one of the earliest members of ACCI Gallery (Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.) passed away in February, 2022. Her work had been sold in several East Bay galleries as well as at her monthly open studios. Paula's mugs are seen in the film The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang.
Paula began her studies in New York and London and earned a MFA in ceramics from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
Paula's work late work was made with red earthenware with layers of slips and terra sigillata, fired in an electric kiln at cone 04. While most of her work encompassed functional pieces, she also played with sculptural, non-functional forms. Working with low-fired clay allowed her to be more spontaneous and free.