Susan Miller Ceramics
About The Artist
Susan Miller • New York, NY
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Working with clay has been part of a personal journey that began at the age of 20 on a pottery wheel. I am honored to be a part of centuries’ old conversation that links user and maker, engaging in a process of transformation and discovery through form, texture, surface, color and the magic of fire. Noticing the gestures and details of organic forms and the built environment are central to my investigation of stacked forms and groupings of objects.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I alternate sculptural exploration with making tabletop ware. I begin by throwing a series of forms. I refine and finish them when they are leather hard, often using a rasp to get the surface of each part well-articulated. Some of the forms are stacked. Through a process of play and experimentation, I find combinations that I like and attach them. I add color and surface texture by layering glazes, pouring, brushing and sometimes distressing the surface when they come out of the final firing.