Russell was smitten by sculpting in high school and returned to the classroom as a career art educator. Now retired after 25 years as a classroom teacher of art at middle and high school levels, Russell is exploring, with passion, the medium he shared with his students. Russell was awarded WAEA Art Educator of the Year and WAEA Secondary Arts Educator of the year. As an artist-in-residence at WayiWayi Stuidos in Zambia, Africa inspired his desire to create safe spaces in Southern African countries to empower and educate girls and strengthen their communities by supporting Global Sojourns Giving Circle. A portion of the proceeds Russell receives for his art goes to this charity. Russell currently resides in Vancouver, Washington.
His specialty is ceramics and porcelain sculpture inspired by nature with a flare for whimsy you’ll find yourself enchanted by his works.