Czashka Ross has been an artist for over 45 years. She was fortunate to learn from Mitch Lyons, the master originator of this beautiful low-tech method of printmaking. She has been working with clay monoprinting for years developing wonderful methods to create effects. Born in Canada, she has lived in the United States since earning her MFA from The Cranbrook Academy of Art. In between the two years at Cranbrook, she taught for a year at Purdue University and received a National Endowment for the Arts Apprenticeship Grant to work at Twinrocker Handmade Paper Mill in Brookston, Indiana. After Cranbrook, Czashka pursued a post-graduate fellowship to research traditional western-style hand papermaking in 5 different European countries while living in France for a year. Since the 1990’s, she has worked extensively at Peters Valley in various studios continuing her practice and later began working figuratively and formally in her artwork. Czashka is a mixed media artist who has taught and exhibited work in Europe, Canada, Japan, and the United States.