"Pottery bridges the mundane and the metaphoric. Its function can be deeper than holding cereal or tea and has the potential to challenge one's sense of form and tactility. Pottery can evoke the ritual of giving and receiving, the earth under our feet, the continuum of time."
Sequoia Miller envisions a level of figurative reference into each of his practical pieces. Cups function as cups, but are given the complexity to enter a visual dialogue with the user.
Drawing inspiration from the folk customs of East Asia, England, and Appalachia, Miller tries to honor these traditions by making work that speaks quietly and reveals itself over time and with use. He works alone on a low-momentum wooden kick wheel and makes many of his own tools and brushes.