Holly Ross was born in the small town of Saint Louis, Michigan. In 2014, Holly graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Alma College, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. After furthering her studies through the Post-Baccalaureate Program at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, she held Teaching Assistant positions in Ceramics at Adrian College and Alma College. During her Master of Fine Arts program in Ceramics at Tulane University, Holly managed the glaze laboratory and taught Foundations of Ceramics as an Instructor of Record until graduating in May 2019. Selections from her new body of work have been exhibited in Portland, Oregon, Crockett, California, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.