do you find such a talented designer and craftsman in the one. Your work
-Randell L. Makinson, author, architect and historian
you have sent me has exceeded my expectations, I trust your judgment
completely...and there aren't many people I can say that to."
-Bill Evans, President, The Lodge At Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA
How can I
thank you for the beauty you've brought into my life with the magnificent
copper frieze you made for my home! The art piece displaying a forest
is an art piece to be cherished always. All that see it are awed by
it, and I'm proud and honored to have it! Your professionalism, skill,
efficiency and kindness throughout the project are much appreciated.
-client, Larkspur, CA
of his youth, Joseph is one of the most multi-talented artists that
I have seen. The several pieces that I commissioned were designed and
executed with the highest standard of artistry and integrity. In my
opinion, there is no one else in the country with his eye and hand for
design and intuitive approach to the creation of his art. Whether the
media is painting, sculpture, metalsmithing, architectural or object
design, Joseph Mross has the potential to be considered one of the greatest
artists of the 21st Century."
-client, New York, NY
I am really
impressed with your work and look forward to putting on a show with
-WOW Hall Community Center for the Performing Arts art gallery coordinator, Eugene, OR
No one else
is doing this the way you are. Beautiful work."
-Paul Duchscherer, author, designer and historian
is an extremely talented, skilled and dedicated artist. I have had the
pleasure of working with him over an extended period of time and place
great value on his resourceful and innovative sense of both design and
craft. He is untiring in his search for content within his forms and
for ways to recognize and celebrate the inherent art of making his work.
His work has an enduring quality that seems to, at the same time, be
completely integrated with the rest of the building and to raise the
whole building to a higher standard.
-Kent Duffy, architect, Portland, OR
I have a
great deal of respect for your own art and enjoyed looking through your
site, particular favorites were 'Rising
Obsession' (Which I found quite disturbing !) and 'Seasons
of Change'. I enjoyed your 9/11 inspired work a great deal
also. It pushed buttons inside me; that alone can be the most worthwhile
aspect of your art, it jumps out and really gets inside you.
-Hiab-X, artist & photographer , Bristol, UK
rare to find an artist that is able to combine both craft and design
that hits the mark on the Arts & Crafts philosophy. You obviously
your work is great.
-Kitty Turgeon, author, historian, owner of the Roycroft Shops
"...timeless works of art that will last centuries."
-client, Ann Arbor, Mich
Arts & Crafts metalware, but the things Joseph Mross has made for
me are my favorite possessions. Joseph is an artist of the old school.
In the past couple of years, he has made me a remarkable repoussé
copper fireplace surround, a wrought iron grate, and a stunning set
of fire tools, among other things. Everyone who visits my home immediately
exclaims over their beauty. His craftsmanship is of the highest standard
and I recommend it without qualification.
-client, West Islip, NY
Joseph Mross has worked in collaboration with me on several of my projects. I am certain that those homes would not evoke the sense of warmth and depth of timelessness without his contributions to them. You can feel the spirit of camaraderie and sense of pride that emanates from their shop. It is quite inspiring. Joseph leads a team of metalsmiths that is reminiscent of those I imagine worked on the Gamble house by Greene & Greene.
-James Givens, award-winning architect, professor of architecture, University of Oregon
We are long
overdue in saying thank you for being so easy to work with and producing
a beautiful, high quality and functional piece of art..
-client, Bloomington, IL
I just visited the Lodge At Torrey Pines. The bar fireplace hood is magnificent.
-Theodore Ellison, leaded glass artist, Oakland, CA
When we saw
your hammered copper portfolio cover, you had us before we even looked
inside. We unanimously decided that if a space opened up at the show
[Craftsman Weekend] it was yours.
-Pasadena Heritage, historical preservation, Pasadena, CA
had found Archive Designs web page and was impressed with what
I saw on-line, but somewhat nervous about commissioning such a major
piece by phone and fax. Joseph quickly allayed my fear with his artistry
and professionalism. He produced a total of 14 different sketches of
the fireplace hood during the design phase, working from photographs
of the house and taking his cues from architectural details such as
the half-timbering and the Scottish Arts & Crafts windows. The hood
exceeded our expectations.
-client, Chicago, IL
you again, as we are very happy with this piece and it has completed
the room for us. I am extremely pleased as it looks like it has been
there all along, so much so, people dont really notice it until
they have been in the room for a while....and then they are amazed!.
looks awesome. Truly perfect and just what we were looking for. We can't
wait to install the piece.
belated acknowledgment that I received the fire grate and my wife, my
kids and I are crazy about it, and thanks for the cabernet. My wife
and I drank it in front of the first fire that we made on the grate,
and actually toasted you and your wonderful work of art. In short, we
are beaming with pride in having your work in our home. Thank you for
sharing your gifts with us."
-client, San Francisco, CA