Directory profile: Ernest Miller
As a vessel maker, I use porcelain clay to create bottles, plates and bowls that serve both utilitarian and decorative purposes. The cohesion of glaze and vessel are a continual pursuit exercised through glaze alchemy and the investigation of ceramic form. Inspiration is drawn from everyday objects, architecture, and landscape along with the fascination of the creative process, focused work, and trusting the practiced hand and eye.
I am a ceramic artist residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Work is exhibited in various regional and national art fairs including the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis, MN and Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, MO. Representation can be found at The Grand Hand gallery in St. Paul, MN and Waters of Superior gallery in Duluth, MN. My ceramic techniques are shared through teaching classes at Fired Up Studios in Minneapolis, MN and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata, MN. In 2011 I was the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. Educational background includes an associates degree from Olney Central College in Olney, IL and a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.