Christine TriebertChris Triebert, Photo Artist
My first venture in photography came in my early 20s when, as a college dropout, I took a “no-experience necessary” job in a photo processing lab. That seemingly uninspired job led to a return to school to study graphic design and photography at the Art Institute of Boston. After graduation in 1980, I worked in advertising and design studios in Boston before moving to Vermont in 1990 to open my own business with my partner, Carol.

Moving into our new Vermont home and setting up a studio, I also I built a black and white darkroom, in the pre-digital days of analog photography. The local landscape became the focus of my photography, and I soon developed a signature style of small scale images that caught the eye of several major publishers including Graphique de France, Boston; Aperture, NY; and The Art Group, UK.

In addition to our graphic design business, I became established as an exhibiting artist – showing my photographs in galleries throughout the Northeast, in interior design showrooms in NY and LA, and at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. My original prints are held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bank of America, and The Ritz Carlton Hotel, as well as by many private collectors.

After 30+ years as an exhibiting artist, I have recently changed my focus from fine art to fine craft. My new work uses my photographic images as source material to create unique handcrafted pieces for the home. Designing and hand-making custom lampshades, floorcloths, pillows and coasters provides a functional way to offer my imagery for home use, beyond art on the walls. For me, this new venture is the perfect marriage of my life in graphic design and photography.

My work is available at selected craft shows or directly from me.
It’s not sold in stores or online outlets.

Contact me for inquiries: chris@rockriver-studio.com

2022 Shows / Festivals:
Sat + Sun, June 11+12
Lenox, MA Spring Art Walk

Sat, Sept 10
Codman Estate Fine Arts+
Craft Festival, Lincoln, MA

Sat, Sept 24
Peru Fair, Peru, VT

Fri-Sun, Oct 7– 9 (pending)
Weston Craft Show
Weston, VT

carolCarol Ross, Potter and Designer
I grew up in City Island, a small island community off the coast of the Bronx in NY. After graduating from Hunter College I started my career in a packaging design studio in New York. Wanting a slower pace, I migrated north to Boston where I became an advertising and magazine art director, and then to Vermont for an even slower pace, where I start a graphic design and photography studio with my partner, Christine Triebert.

After a 20 year hiatus, I felt the pull to return to clay, a medium that is more hands-on, and not computer based. I work at Wheelhouse Clay Center in Brattleboro, VT and have developed a line of pottery that has been described as unique and sometimes quirky. My signature coil and wire handles are present in most of my forms, and I try to give each piece personality, rather than striving for perfection. My graphic design background, and my love of simplicity in art and in life inspires all of my work.

My pottery is available at selected craft shows or directly from me.
It’s not sold in stores or online outlets.

Contact me for inquiries: carol@rockriver-studio.com

2022 Shows / Festivals:
various Saturdays in June-Oct.
Farmer’s Market, Brattleboro, VT

Sat, Sept 10
Codman Estate Festival, Lincoln, MA

Sat, Sept 24
Peru Fair, Peru, VT