Joe Mross received his degree in 1993 from the University of Oregon in Fine and Applied Arts with an emphasis on metalsmithing and printmaking. He has spent his life intently pursuing artistic expression in many types of media including metalsmithing, sculpture, painting, set design, printmaking, furniture, ceramics and photography. Exceptional attention to detail, reliability and harmonious blending of influences from Arts & Crafts, Rustic, Modern and Steampunk have earned Joe a reputation as one of the leading custom hand-crafted metal design and fabrication studios in the United States. His work has been published in many books and magazines and is featured in high-end homes around the United States. and Canada. His self-published book on copper work in 2009, Kitchen Hoods For The Arts & Crafts Home, was honored with a foreword by the late Arts & Crafts author and historian, Paul Duchscherer. In 2014, he received a coveted Burning Man honorarium for his installation: “Lost Nomads of Vulcania”. Recently, Joe was invited to create several key props for the Eugene Ballet’s 2021 production of Taming of The Shrew. Recently, his collaboration with Matt Burney won a sculpture competition with a 15’ chess knight in riveted steel.

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!