ali miller london – 2016 so far
ali miller london – 2016 so far… well what can we say, we aren’t even at the end of gloomy January yet and we have hit the press hard already this year! It’s always lovely to have such press interest and have the opportunity to talk about Ali’s inspiration, the stories behind her designs and what motivates the development and future of her collections.
Check out the great articles below:
2016 so far – “Ali has her art down to a tea”
“It was while at a friend’s house that artist Ali Miller received news of an amazing stroke of luck. Her Home Sweet Home tea set, featuring maps of the UK and Ireland, had just appeared on the second series of the BBC’s Sherlock and, within minutes, she had sold out of everything with that design.
While she modestly puts that down to good fortune, there is evidently more to it than that – raw talent. Early in her career, Miller exhibited twice at Liberty’s and has had her own shows in London and abroad.
She was commissioned to create a tea service for the Tate’s Alice In Wonderland exhibition, which is sold in the museum’s gift shop, and her pieces are also stocked in Liberty’s.
There are many independent small businesses out there like mine which are creating their own things, but not everybody gets their work shown on something like the BBC and on an iconic programme that gets shown all around the world,” she acknowledges. “To have that kind of exposure, I would say, is something that money can’t buy.”
After school, Miller gained a BTEC in Art & Design Foundation at Camberwell College of Art, continuing her studies at Brighton University with a BA in fine art and sculpture. “I’m heavily dyslexic, so school was not my favourite place,” she says. “I found it so difficult and felt quite a different person compared with everyone else in the classroom, so art was always my way of expression.”