PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
hot sculptured, coldworked glass | approx. 4.25" x 19" x 11"
John R. Miller, known for his pop art approach to oversized place settings, Venetian goblets, and other artifacts of our consumer age, has recently completed a residency at the PGC. One of morgan gallery’s regularly exhibiting artists, Miller will install several of his iconic pieces in the gallery for expertease. In July,the PGC’s Hodge Gallery will be transformed into a “Claes Oldenburg-like” diner replete with his over-sized fast food from glass French fries to glass burgers from his Blue Plate Special Series, as well as examples from each of his major series. Miller began working in glass in 1987 at Southern Connecticut State University and received his MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, where he taught for several years. He has been on staff at Pilchuck Glass School since 1993 in various positions including technician, coordinator, gaffer and instructor. In 1998 he was awarded the CGCA Fellowship at Wheaton Village in Millville, NJ. Miller has been an Associate Professor and head of the Glass Department at Illinois State University since 2003. He lectures throughout the US, exhibiting nationally and locally at morgan contemporary glass gallery and Glassweekend, Millville, NJ. Miller's work is also on view in the Hodge Gallery at the Pittsburgh Glass Center through September 26. His show entitled "Hot Stuff" is presented in conjunction with morgan contemporary glass gallery.