Angus Ross combines sophisticated design, exceptional craftsmanship and Scottish wood. At his Perthshire studio-workshop he bends, moulds, sculpts and folds wood to create remarkable furniture and public art. The scale of his work varies from intricate jewelry boxes to large functional art works.
Angus co-owns a mixed woodland and is involved with growing, felling, milling and drying local wood. He is inspired by the processes involved working with wood and he is recognised as a specialist in the ancient technique of steambending which allows him to use local green oak and ash. Steam-bending has been used for centuries in Scotland to make barrels, boats and agricultural tools. By combining this technique with modern cutting technology and innovative design thinking he has extended the possibilities of the craft.
Angus has a background in commercial product design and a BSc Industrial Design from
Napier University. He retrained in furniture making at Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire in 1992. His work has been published and exhibited widely including SOFA Chicago 2012 and Crafted: Makers of The
Exceptional, London 2013.