New Haven, Connecticut
After nearly fifteen years of full-time potting in the Pacific Northwest, Sequoia Miller’s path took an unexpected turn in 2010. Rather than make pots, he decided to investigate persistent questions about the nature of our work as potters. Miller returned to his native New York City to enroll at the Bard Graduate Center, where he earned an MA in Decorative Arts and Design History. At Bard, he used historical approaches, rather than making, to try to uncover how we generate meaning from objects. Miller is now a doctoral student at Yale University, where he continues to explore these questions in an art historical context. At the same time, he remains a potter and maintains a thread of studio practice that attempts to integrate material and intellectual approaches to the world.