William Miller


William Miller

Seattle, WA, USA

ABOUT

Born in Washington, D.C., the artist grew up in the surrounding area of Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History. This is where he was first introduced to glassblowing. Seduced by the magic of the material, he has set out on a relentless pursuit to make glassblowing the central focus of his life. He has earned scholarships and studied at the esteemed Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. Miller utilizes distinct color selections that are layered and blown in the Hot Shop. Once cool, he cuts and engraves the surface of the glass to create line and texture. This process of carving the glass is slow and meditative, which balances the relative immediacy of its initial creation. This allows him to build an intimate relationship with each piece, which informs the direction of the cuts and texture that are applied to create unique and visually striking glass objects. The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community and continues to explore his artistic voice.

ARTIST TYPE

  • flame/lampworking
  • glassblower
  • coldwork/engraving
  • accept commissions
  • casting

CONNECT

4412 42nd ave S
Seattle, WA 98118