Sequoia Miller: Wet Clay, Pottery and the Museum as a Forum
in connection with the exhibition: Materiality: Masterworks from The Miller Ceramic Art Collection
Seventeenth Dorothy Wilson Perkins Lecture
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
September 27, 2019
4:30 pm, Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
Alfred University Campus
Alfred, New York
Sequoia Miller is a historian, curator, and studio potter. He is the Chief Curator at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada. Miller received a BA in Russian and Art History from Brandeis University and a MA from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture in New York City. Miller received his doctorate in the History of Art from Yale University. His thesis analyzed the connections between ceramics and conceptual art practices on the East and West Coasts of the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Miller curated The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art at the Yale University Art Gallery and authored the accompanying award-winning catalogue. His research also includes sixteenth and seventeenth century German stoneware, English salt-glazed stoneware, and Queen Mary's monumental delftware.
Before reentering academia, Miller was a full-time studio potter for over ten years. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he made one-of-a-kind functional pots for daily use in domestic environments. Miller has exhibited widely and led workshops at craft schools, universities, and art centers.