Miller, Ed

(1928 - 2017)

Nobody can remember that the wood turner Ed Miller (1928-2017) ever considered himself an artist. At the very most, he'd speak of 'the art of wood', or 'the art of turning'. Miller was a medical man from Columbus, Ohio. He was a man who had an incredible urge to create. From the age of 13 until just before his death, he would regularly stand at a lathe and engrave his name in no less than two thousand wooden bowls and platters.

Ed Miller was a basement artist, one of those self-taught creatives who make it clear that dedication, perseverance, and talent can sometimes lead to impressive artistic results. Take one of his bowls in your hands and experience its beauty: however small and simple the bowls may be, their purity represents a universal truth. Time and again Miller succeeded in rendering the ordinary sublime, and so to lend dead wood new life.

His output is a considerable achievement. As a legacy he leaves an oeuvre that is homogenous and of outstanding artistic quality, of which not a single piece has ever been exhibited in a museum. Nor do any publications exist about his work, which is quite remarkable, since Miller's platters and bowls attest to an intense power that supersedes by far the perfect mastery of a craft. This publication, for the first time, brings together a collection of his works.

For nearly two decades, the collection of Bloomberry has been driven by the cultural reference between architecture, art and design.

The quality of our collection is reflected in the sophistication of craftsmanship and the character of the scars of time. Our restoration workshops are built around the same principal and work to the highest degree of craftsmanship.

Bloomberry is housed in a former textile factory and is located near Maastricht, in the south of The Netherlands. Within an hour of Antwerp and Cologne. Within two hours from Amsterdam and four hours from Paris.

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