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Les Miley

Biography to Display: 

Born 1934 

 

EDUCATION

BA Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

MA Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana

MFA Ceramics, Sothern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1961 – 2001 Associate Professor of Art, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

1966 – 2009 Director and Instructor, Ceramics Workshop, New Harmony, Indiana

 

BIOGRAPHY

Les Miley is best known for functional salt-fired wheel-thrown stoneware functional pieces. Decorative techniques include combing, sprigging and manipulation of ash glaze.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Axner Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Oviedo, Florida

Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana

Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Lee, Stanley H. “A Sprigging Variation.” Interview with Les Miley. Ceramics Monthly 22, no. 7 (September 1974). ceramics-monthly-sep74-cei0974d.pdf (ceramicartsnetwork.org)

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

 

1975
1975
Jar with Lid
Date: 1975
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Salt Fired, Textured Surface
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.193, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.193, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 28, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/miley