one of a kind wall pieces

small tiles

paintings

cecile's ceramics biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Float 2011 - 22" long - Sold

Heart Strings 2011 - 11 x 16 x 2" - $295

Sold

Breathe 2011 - 11 x 17 x 2" -Sold

Winter Wheat 2011 - 11 x 16 x 2" -Sold

Raining Downunder - 10 x 15 x 2" $275

Raven 2011 - SOLD Taken to Heart 2011 sold

Unfold 2011 - SOLD

Empty Nest 2011 - SOLD

Family 2011 -  SOLD

Discovering the Light - 2011 - SOLD

Shaggy 2011 - SOLDSheepdog 2011 -SOLD

Soft - 2011 - SOLD, similar available for $250-$275

Tall birds - $68 each - ceramic

Lotus Grows in the Mud 2011 - $195Threshold 2011 - SOLD

Winter Wheat II - 2011 - SOLD

 

Click for closeup - Pear 2008 - 14 x 12 x 2"

Precious 2011 - SOLD

Click for closeup - Precious series - Wisdom/Healing -  2008, 14 x 12 x 2" $195 - clay  with amethyst stone

Click for closeup - Precious series- Open Mind - 2008 - 14 x 12 x 2 " clay with citrine stone -Sold

Roses - Red (Beauty) 11 x 11 x 2" SOLD

Roses - Yellow (Joy) 11 x 11 x 2 " SOLD

Click for Closeup - Blackbird's Song - 2008 - 15 x 11 x 2" - SOLD

Connecting - 2006 - clay with sea shells - 14 x 12 x 2"each - $350 for pair

Light Within - 2006 - 2 x 8 x 2 - SOLD

Red Chakra - 2006 - 9 x 9 - SOLD - may order $75 ea or set of 7 chakras for $525 Yellow Chakra- 2006 - 9 x 9  may order $75 ea or set of 7 chakras for $525 Orange Chakra- 2006 - 9 x 9  may order $75 ea or set of 7 chakras for $525
green chakra- 2006 - 9 x 9  may order $75 ea or set of 7 chakras for $525 Blue - 2006 - 9 x 9  may order $75 ea or set of 7 chakras for $525 Violet Chakra- 2006 - 9 x 9  may order $75 ea or set of 7 chakras for $525

Click for closeup - Yoga series - 2006 - wooden frame approx. 12 x 12" - some still available - $125 ea

Chakra Dancers - Ceramic and stick, SOLD

Fall - Ceramic on wood - 12" x 30" - $265

Raven - 2006 - 9 x 9 x 2 - SOLD

Raven side view - same as above

Bird in hand 1 - 2004 - 9 x 9 ''Bird in hand 2 - 2004 - 9 x 9 x 2

Bird in hand 3 - 2004 - 9 x 9''Bird in hand 4 2004 - 9 x 9 x 2  SOLD

 

Law of Attraction - 1999 - 28 x 20 x 2 - $450

Realtiy Check - 1999 - 24 x 20 x 2 - $300

Past and Future - 1999 - 24 x 12 x 2 - $350

Meditation - 1999 - 22 x 22 x 2 - SOLD

 

French Immersion Panel - 2004 - 36 x 20 x 1- SOLD

 

 

 

ONE OF A KIND WALL PIECES
by
Cecile Miller

Over the last 20 years Cecile has created literally thousands of ceramic works. Those displayed here are selected works from the last 10 years. Most belong in private collections.

Clay wall pieces are handbuilt and kiln fired. Surfaces are treated with stains and acrylics which are sprayed, brushed or rubbed on. Surfaces are often highly textured through carving, wheel thrown and sprigging techniques. Other found objects and natural elements such as sea shells or seed pods may be included in the composition.

Roll your mouse pointer over the images for titles, dates and dimensions.
 
SMALL WALL TILES
dragonfly fish
tulips dog chases its tail
Don't shoot the accordion player cheese cake
grain elevator heart
going places hand
fox bamboo
black sheep birds of paradise
wheat tortoise
bird on head snake

Each tile is like a miniature painting. Square ceramic tiles are typically 3" x 3" or 4" x 4". They are kiln fired then decorated with stains and acrylics that are airbrushed, painted or rubbed into the textured surface. Tiles are adhered to either solid wooden panels that are commercially stained and sealed approx. 9" x 9" and prepared for hanging, or to particle board panels that are spray painted and sealed. Prices range from $45 -$68 each including the wooden panel.

Items shown are only a selection of the designs created and may not be in stock.


Shown below are examples of how the tiles look with wooden panel backings:

Asian symbol with black laquereed panel

TV with walnut stained panel
   

Pollock's Pigeon Party - Acrylic  Collage on Paper - SOLD 2' x 3'

Nest - Acrylic and metallics on Canvas 3' x 3' - framed $750

Infinite Possibilities - Acrylic and gold metallic on Canvas - $1250 - 4' x 4' framed

Abundance - Raindance - Acrylic with gold metallic, 1' x 2' framed $300

Abundance - Acrylic and metallics on canvas, 1 x 3' SOLD

Dragonfly Dance Cecile Miller 2017 - 3 x 2 ft - $495

Paintings

 


 
 
CERAMICS BIOGRAPHY
Cecile Miller
(B.A., B.Ed)
  Cecile graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts and Education degrees (visual arts major). She was a high school art and pottery teacher in the mid 1980's. She took leave from teaching to travel North and South East Asia. These travels have influences her art. Before starting a family, Cecile returned to art school in 1988 to pursue her passion for clay by studying ceramics and attaining a 2 year diploma.

Arts Alternatives began as a clay jewelry, accessories and pottery business in 1989. Cecile and husband Richard opened a fine crafts gallery in Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park in 1989. The successful shop remained open for 6 seasons, after which family time and studio work became a priority. Cecile has marketed her art and crafts across Western Canada since that time and works in her clay studio to prepare for solo exhibitions of her clay wall pieces, and for commissioned work.

Cecile has been awarded government art grants and in 1995 received a travel grant to study architectural ceramics in Florida. Cecile was hired as a part time ceramics and design instructor at SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology) until the department's closure in 2003. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and her work has won a number of prominent provincial awards.
Cecile in her clay studio