Ernest Miller - Ceramics


Objectives: Ernest Miller is constantly striving to create the “perfect” vessel. Discuss the idea of perfection and how it applies to the world of art.

Tools/Resources: Pen and paper.


1) Watch the segment and discuss:

a. Miller shares that he is trying to make the perfect vessel and that, once he’s achieved it, he may be done throwing pots.

i. What does perfection look like and is it possible?
ii. Are you chasing perfection in your own life? How?

b. Miller shares an example of an “unsuccessful” cup he created.

i. Did it look unsuccessful to you?
ii. Who defines what is or isn’t a successful work of art?

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