Graduate work for an MFA was completed
in Sculpture from the University of Wyoming with advisor and friend, David
Reif. Russ has since taught and lectured at numerous schools and colleges.
He was also a production potter and continues to travel and research ceramic
Russ was a C-130 Pilot at the 302d AW in
Colorado Springs. He flew with the Hurricane Hunters and flew
tactical airlift and fire drop missions. Now with retirement,
he will renew an emphasis as lecturer, educator, scholar, artist and collector.