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Joan Miller Porcelain is a one woman operation. I love spending time in the studio and give my undivided attention to every single piece. I graduated from the MD Institute of Art in 1984 with a BFA in Fine Arts. I have been working almost exclusively in porcelain since 1989 when my jewelry business was born. For the last decade or so my interest has shifted from finished jewelry to mostly beads but I find myself shifting back to jewelry on occasion. I love the collaborative nature of beads. I am thrilled when another artists chooses to use my beads in their creations. I had no idea there was a market for just beads until one summer at the Guilford Handcrafts Expo in CT...........I was working on some pieces in the back of my booth during a slow period and I kept having ladies come behind my counter and poke through my bead boxes. One of these ladies told me about a little bead show in CT and the rest is history…

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  • Born on June 18
  • Joined October 22, 2006

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Joan Miller Porcelain is a one woman operation. I love spending time in the studio and give my undivided attention to every single piece. I graduated from the MD Institute of Art in 1984 with a BFA in Fine Arts. I have been working almost exclusively in porcelain since 1989 when my jewelry business was born. For the last decade or so my interest has shifted from finished jewelry to mostly beads but I find myself shifting back to jewelry on occasion. I love the collaborative nature of beads. I am thrilled when another artists chooses to use my beads in their creations. I had no idea there was a market for just beads until one summer at the Guilford Handcrafts Expo in CT...........I was working on some pieces in the back of my booth during a slow period and I kept having ladies come behind my counter and poke through my bead boxes. One of these ladies told me about a little bead show in CT and the rest is history.

Some of you may know my beads from shows or publications. My beads have been published in various bead magazines and the Lark book, "Bead Love." In 2005 my Scarab and Dragonfly Necklace won first place clay category Lapidary Journal Bead Arts Awards. In 2007 my Mermaid and Sea Creatures bead collection won first place handmade beads or buttons and my Bountiful Harvest Buttons won 2nd place in 2010 in Bead and Button's Bead Dreams competition.

Come read my musings at my blog which I share with the very talented Kim Van Antwerp. http://metalmudandsand.blogspot.com/

Visit http://www.ClassDestash.Etsy.com my outlet for overstock supplies, seconds and studio clearance.

Thanks for visiting. Please convo me if you have any questions, requests or just want to say "hi." Or you can email me at Joan [!at] JoanMiller.com
I love to hear from fellow Etsyians.

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