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Art student Catie Miller featured in national publication

Posted on September 25, 2013

Also chosen for prestigious art internship at Red Door

MSUM Art & Design graduate Catie Miller was one of five students chosen for an undergraduate showcase in Ceramic Monthly Magazine. The showcase is a yearly competition open to all ceramic undergraduate students in universities and colleges in the United States, and features photos of winning students’ work, along with a description of the art and the name of the school the student attends.

Catie Miller Ceramics

The magazine’s editors wrote of the featured students: “Inquisitive research, creative solutions, an interest in craftsmanship and technique- the works by the students chosen for this year’s showcase demonstrate all of these traits. Pretty impressive, not to mention way beyond the work many of us here on the staff of Ceramics Monthly were making as an undergraduate student.” The names of Miller’s MSUM teachers – Kelli Sinner

and Wil Shynkaruk, were also included in the four-page showcase.

Miller graduated in 2013 from MSUM with two degrees – one in art education and another in fine arts with a ceramic emphasis. After graduating, and shortly after moving to Kansas City, Kan., Miller was accepted to the nationally and internationally known artist residency program at Red Star Studios. Red Star Studios, a partner with Belger Arts Center, hosts ceramic artists for year-long residencies. Red Star makes it possible for artists to devote time to creative work and share ideas with other artists. In exchange, residents assist with firing kilns and other technical up-keep of the studio. As a studio assistant to MSUM

Catie Miller (right) at Redstar

ceramics for several years, Miller acquired several skills, including glaze testing, and is now working to create a new glaze pallet for Red Star Studios.

Red Star residents and local artists also teach educational classes and lead workshops. Children’s classes are offered on the weekends and during the summer. While Miller studied at MSUM, she coordinated MSUM’s College for Kids art classes, experience which led to her active involvement with the planning of Red Star Studio’s Summer Art Camp.

Miller has shown her work nationally and internationally as well as throughout the Midwest. While living in Fargo-Moorhead, she was a member of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists group serving on the board as treasurer and was involved as an education intern with Walking, Waiting, Wandering, Words—a public art project developed through the Arts Partnership and the City of Fargo.

For more information, please contact Kelli Sinner at 218.477.2512 or sinnerke@mnstate.edu.


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