I became enamored with clay in high school art class. My parents, both artists, recognized my infatuation and converted part of our barn into a studio. Fascination with the ceramic process meant I spent hundreds of hours producing. The simple task of giving early work to friends and family revealed an important aspect in making art: sharing it. I discovered that my creative process is a cycle that begins with, and is completed by, offering my work to the world.
Decades later l’m still fascinated with clay. My work is simple and useful. I like it to be cheery and pleasant, bringing details gathered from nature into the contours and colors. I want to make functional pieces that are durable and put into everyday use. When my work becomes a part of someone’s daily routine it gives me a sense that I’ve contributed beauty and softness, even imperfection, to an otherwise structured and mass made world. I hope that the imperfections, the evidence of my hands on the clay, is what adds to the character of my pieces. I want the journey visible on each piece to be a reflection of our imperfect but beautiful journey as humans.
Visit her website at: millermadepottery.com