Maker

Angus Ross

Angus Ross was born in Edinburgh but grew up near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Angus studied design in Edinburgh and graduated with BSc Industrial Design from Napier University in 1985. After graduation he worked in London and many of his designs were mass produced for brands such as Mothercare and Glaxo Smith Kline. After time volunteering in Africa he decided to retrain in practical furniture making at the renowned Rycotewood College in Oxfordshire. At graduation his ‘Cowch' Loveseat and Benin Medicine Cabinet were selected for New Designers, London (1991). Subsequently his work was sold at premier galleries and Bonhams auction house in London. The Cowch was featured in Vogue magazine and on TV.

Angus Ross spent the next decade in a shared workshop near Oxford, developing a deep understanding of his craft while designing unique one off commissioned pieces for private and public clients. The work ranged from exquisite jewellery boxes to large exterior functional artworks including the award winning Phoenix Trail in 2002 (winner Arts and Business Award and European Greenways Award).

In 2002 he moved back to Scotland and established a studio-workshop based in Aberfeldy in the beautiful Highland Perthshire. He was invited to became a director of an ancient mixed woodland and is now deeply involved in caring for Scottish oak and sustainable forestry. He uses this wood in his furniture making - often with the ancient technique of steam-bending.