Pat & Karen Miller

Artist Statement

Karen and I have always been makers. Our folks were makers and passed down both skills and the love of creating something with our hands. Although neither of us has ever made a living from it making always been a big part of who we are and what we do. Karen took her degree in Fine Arts and went off to be a nurse while I took my degree in Geology and went off to be a salesman. Our individual making skills seem to have crossed paths when I bought a wood lathe in 2010. Quickly wood turning became one of the most satisfying creative processes I'd ever found and Karen just as quickly discovered the reject pile and started using and honing all the sculpture and color skills she learned in college. We've been happily married for 24 years have become quite the team producing turned wood bowls and art pieces. The question of inspiration seems to always come up. Our answer? “We opened our eyes this morning.”