Brad Miller

Brad Miller received his MFA from University of Oregon. His work, which revolves around reconfiguring nature’s patterning and structural systems in new and unusual ways, is in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
Brad lives and works in Venice, CA.

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Brad's Upcoming Workshops

  • II

    Level II

    Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.

  • III

    Level III

    Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self­-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.

  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skills and knowledge of the ceramics field. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have a portfolio of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.

Aug 21 - Sep 1, 2023

Breaking the Rules to Fit Your Ideas

Brad Miller

Tuition $1,400
Code C1216-23

In this workshop, students explore a wide range of techniques for functional and sculptural pieces, developed over four decades of experimentation. Demonstrations and lectures focus on methods of altering clay bodies by using a broad array of additives, mixing and layering, and radical manipulation techniques for wet clay surfaces. Post-fire surface treatments including grinding and polishing techniques are discussed and demonstrated. Students learn new and unusual techniques that complement and greatly expand their ceramic repertoire.

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