"The Art of Recovery" Artist Spotlight: Oren Rose


Oren Rose is a Northern Virginia potter and has been a participant in "The Art of Recovery" exhibits for the past five years.  His imaginative sculptural work includes giant spiders, true to life natural forms, and of course the popular "Monday Mug" in stock at PONSHOP.  He works out of Manassas Clay in Northern Virginia.

What three words would you use to describe you as an artist? Funny, Different, Real

How did you get involved in art? I started painting when I was young in 4th grade. Took some college classes. Started doing pottery in 2008. Now sculpting is what I have been doing the most. My parents and friends supported me.

How would you describe your artistic process? I am inspired by science fiction, fantasy, horror, the unknown creatures in my dreams. I like to make things just to see if I can do it. I like to be different big orsmall. I make [my art] look as real as I can. Detail is very important to me. In my head I always have a story behind [a piece], making it come to life for me.

Why are you participating in "The Art of Recovery?" I love to show my artwork. I would love to make money with my art. It makes me feel better also.

Why should the community support "The Art of Recovery?" To help others feel better about themselves. Give others a way to make some money.

Click Here to learn more about the annual "The Art of Recovery" exhibit organized by the RACSB.