British potter Sean Miller had his passion for slipware ignited during his training at Harrow School of Art in the 1980’s. Sean is fascinated by the warm, beautiful colours and spontaneous decoration that is characteristic of traditional slipware and remains fascinated by the wealth of decorative possibilities that can be achieved with only 3 or 4 different coloured slips.
Sean Miller’s work is thrown on the wheel or handbuilt using hump moulds. This slab built technique has been inspired by a particular tradition of making baking dishes in English and Welsh country potteries in the nineteenth century. Many of Sean’s pieces are created using a wood-fired kiln, despite the potential risk this presents he feels that the subtle changes of colour possible by this method are worth it.
Sean has lived in Brittany, France since 2007 where he works from a converted stone barn.