Charlotte Miller is a Bournemouth based ceramicist who creates handmade sculptures and tableware inspired by animals within domestic settings. Her anthropomorphic, whimsical budgie sculptures are both endearing and nostalgic.
Charlotte uses a combination of ceramic surface decoration techniques on her sculptures in stoneware with Engobe decoration, which bring the characters featured in her illustrations to life.
Charlotte finds inspiration in vintage kitsch, seaside postcard humor and observing animals with each other and their owners. Charlotte’s love of budgies started when she created ‘Brian’, an Elvis loving budgie with a quiff. Since then she has created a whole range of characters in their own settings with a range of hair styles, facial hair and jumpers (well it is a bit chilly in this climate for them!).
Charlottes love of print making and sculpture has led her to develop a range of work that concentrates on form as well as illustrative and textured surfaces. Both are influenced by her degree in Contemporary Crafts, where she studied both textiles and ceramics. Charlotte also has a PGCE and has taught ceramics, sculpture and printmaking for a number of years up to degree level. She finds working with a variety of people with a range of backgrounds a huge influence and uses her observations to inspire her work.