Richard Miller Biography – Richard Miller Wiki
Richard Miller is a Surrey-based potter and judge on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throwdown. He is the owner of Froyle Tiles, a producer of handmade ceramic tiles. He is represented by Fresh Partners, a talent agency based in Soho, London.
Ceramist and Froyle Tiles Director Richard Miller studied ceramics at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, graduating in 2003. After completing an MA in Ceramics, Richard began making domestic ware as well as teaching the art of ceramics in and around Surrey. His passion for ceramics has made him a popular teacher and volunteer for many years at Art in Action and Art in Clay. His dedication to ceramics led him to purchase Froyle tiles in 2006.
Since 2006, he has been running Froyle Tiles, a handmade tile company based in Surrey. Specialising in the bespoke production of high fired stoneware tiles, they have to date carried out a range of commissions for a variety of notable architects and designers. This includes a unique collaboration with Kate Malone and EPR Architects on 24 Savile Row and a collaboration with Jamie Fobert Architects on the new Pavilion at the Tate St Ives.
Richard has a passion for clay and continues his own studio practice, exhibiting his ceramics at selected shows. More recently Richard fulfilled the role of ceramics technician on the BBC 2 programme ‘The great Pottery Throwdown’. The show has since moved from BBC 2 to Channel 4.
His work makes reference to historical design patterns. It draws on themes of British colonialism and the way in which the U.K. has become an eclectic mix of cultural styles, as immigration has brought with it a rich source of influence . Images associated with the colonies, that have become adopted by the British mainstream are the core influence on Richard’s practice.
Ceramist Richard Miller spoke to the Stratford Herald about how he got into pottery: “Like a lot of people it was an inspirational teacher. When I did art at GCSE my teacher was a potter and I fell in love with the material really. I went on to study ceramics at Farnham Art College,” the ceramicist said. “I was always creative: my mum came from a poor background and was very much ‘make do and mend’. She was a bookkeeper but had a creative streak, she did all sorts of crafting and made her own clothes, so I guess I got the bug from her.”
“I liked the idea that you could make something so permanent that could be part of daily life — I made a bowl early on and we used it, and I loved that.”
Richard Miller Great Pottery Throw Down
Ceramist and Froyle Tiles Director Richard Miller is a judge on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throwdown alongside Keith Brymer Jones. He previously served as a ceramics technician on ‘The great Pottery Throwdown’. Rose Schmits – a transgender woman from the Netherlands – is the new pottery throw down technician.
Richard Miller Background
His dad is from British Guiana (known as Guyana since 1966) in South America. His mum is from Wales. He told the Stratford Herald about his family background: “My dad was in the Royal Marines and I was brought up near the military base at Emsworth on the south coast. He is actually from British Guiana in South America, and my mum is Welsh — she was in the army, by chance they met and had me!”
Richard Miller Age
Richard Miller’s age is unclear.
Richard Miller Wife
Is potter Richard Miller married? He is unmarried.
Richard Miller Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Richard Miller Instagram
His Instagram handle is @richmillerpots.