Work from 2013

  • Arisaema Vase 1 Arisaema Vase 1 High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Handbuilt, 10" x 11" x 10"
  • Black White Bowl Black White Bowl High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 5"x 13" x 5"
  • Black White Vase 1 Black White Vase 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 5" x 7" x 12"
  • Brick - Insulator - Wire - Bottle Brick - Insulator - Wire - Bottle Found Objects 2" x 9" x 10"
  • Cactus Bloom Cactus Bloom High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Handbuilt, 9" x 10" x 11"
  • I-Beam with Leaves I-Beam with Leaves High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 3"x 11" x 17"
  • Lily Wall Piece 1 Lily Wall Piece 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 4" x 8" x 16"
  • Lilies in Bowl 1 Lilies in Bowl 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 14" x 22" x 7"
  • Standing Lily Standing Lily High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Handbuilt, 9" x 9" x 22"
  • Laying Lily Laying Lily High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 24" x 6" x 8"
  • Jar with Vine Jar with Vine High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Handbuilt, 11" x 11" x 11"
  • Ikebana 1 Ikebana 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 5" x 9" x 3"
  • Ikebana 2 Ikebana 2 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 7" x 8" x 3"
  • Ikebana 3 Ikebana 3 High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Altered, 3" x 8" x 4"
  • Trumpet Pot Trumpet Pot High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Handbuilt, 9" x 9" x 15"
  • Trumpet Bowl Trumpet Bowl High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Handbuilt, 15" x 19" x 11"
  • Black White Narrow Bowl Black White Narrow Bowl High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, Altered, 4" x 11" x 4"
  • Green Plate Green Plate Fused Glass, 17" x 6" x 1"
  • Narrow Vase Narrow Vase High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 17" x 4" x 9"
  • Petal Vases Petal Vases High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 7" x 7" x 11"
  • Plate of Lilies Plate of Lilies High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 10" x 15" x 3"
  • Rock and Bowl Rock and Bowl High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 14" x 7" x 6"
  • Rock with Leaf 1 Rock with Leaf 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 7" x 8" x 14"
  • Shino Bowl 1 Shino Bowl 1 High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, 9" x 9" x 8"
  • Shino Bowl 2 Shino Bowl 2 High Fire Stoneware, Wheel Thrown, 5" x 5" x 6"
  • Shino Vase 2 Shino Vase 2 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 5" x 10" x 19"
  • Shino Vase 1 Shino Vase 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 4" x 7" x 13"
  • Trilogy 2 Trilogy 2 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 9" x 11" x 17"
  • Trilogy 1 Trilogy 1 High Fire Stoneware, Handbuilt, 9" x 17" x 11"

 

Rob Miller

Once you understand it’s rules, clay is a wonderful medium to work with.  It can be quickly and easily molded into nearly any shape.  When fired, it becomes rock hard, giving it ageless durability.  The materials used in the ceramic process are elements of the earth. This gives the piece a natural feel and offers a finish of muted earth tones. These characteristics appeal to my artistic sensitivities and provide expressive freedom.   

Developing a piece is an iterative process.  It starts by quickly building a small version.  I set this piece out and evaluate it as I live with it.  I naturally start thinking about fixing the flaws and finishing out the design. Second iteration, build larger, evaluate flaws, tweak design, repeat. To develop shape, I create plaster and bisque molds, sometimes using natural objects.  I fire to cone ten and use B-Mix clay. Ceramics can be technically challenging.  Like a puzzle, I enjoy the problem solving involved.  - Rob