"Seldom do you find such a talented designer and craftsman in the one. Your work is extraordinary.”

-Randell L. Makinson, author, architect and historian


“Everything 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


“In spite 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 you."

-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


“Joseph 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 Turbulence', 'Living Tower', 'Blue 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


“It’s 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 have…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


“I collect 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


“I had found Archive Design’s 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


“Thank 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 don’t really notice it until they have been in the room for a while....and then they are amazed!.”

-client, CA


“It looks awesome. Truly perfect and just what we were looking for. We can't wait to install the piece.”

-client, CA


“A rather 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