Born in Washington, D.C., William Miller grew up in the surrounding area of Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History. Miller was first introduced to glassblowing in VCU’s Hot Shop. Seduced by the magic of the material, he has set out on a relentless pursuit to make glassblowing the central focus of his life. He has earned scholarships and studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Miller utilizes distinct color selections that are layered and blown in the hot shop. Once cool, he cuts and engraves the surface of the glass to create line and texture. The process of carving the glass is slow and meditative, which balances the relative immediacy of its initial creation. This process allows him to build an intimate relationship with each piece, which informs the direction of the cuts and texture that are applied to create unique and visually striking glass objects. He currently resides in Seattle, WA where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community and continues to explore his artistic voice.