uncommonwork

SHANE MILLER

Port Townsend, Washington · 4 Sales

uncommonwork

SHANE MILLER

Port Townsend, Washington 4 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   I am Shane Miller of UNCOMMONWORK. Thanks for checking out my site. Whether it be sterling silver jewelry or mixed media narrative boxes...metal and photo-etching are the foundations of my art. Pattern and texture become my palette more than color. Vintage photographs, words, narrative and a good story are also key elements. Throw in a little imagination and my observations of how I see the world and you have the ingredients of what I call UNCOMMONWORK. I hope you find something here that makes you smile.

Visit my blog for stories about individual pieces and information about the process.
www.uncommonwork.blogspot.com

Announcement

I am Shane Miller of UNCOMMONWORK. Thanks for checking out my site. Whether it be sterling silver jewelry or mixed media narrative boxes...metal and photo-etching are the foundations of my art. Pattern and texture become my palette more than color. Vintage photographs, words, narrative and a good story are also key elements. Throw in a little imagination and my observations of how I see the world and you have the ingredients of what I call UNCOMMONWORK. I hope you find something here that makes you smile.

Visit my blog for stories about individual pieces and information about the process.
www.uncommonwork.blogspot.com

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Anonymous on Nov 19, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Such a beautiful card! I bought this because I so wanted to collect a piece of Shane's fabulous work. Your jewelry and sculpture is stunning, as well. I'm coming back for a necklace...jest as soon as I win that durn lottery!

About

UNCOMMONWORK: telling a story through art

Let me introduce myself. I am Shane Miller and am selling my art under the name UNCOMMONWORK. From my studio/barn loft in Port Townsend, WA, I create jewelry, narrative boxes, boats and reproduction prints. I am motivated by a love of storytelling, an appreciation of biology and the natural world, vintage photographs, an aptitude for tools and by the beauty of a dark patina on metal.

I am drawn to texture and pattern ... whether that be found in the collective round holes of a wasp nest ... the steel grid on a manhole cover ... the white dots against black on a guinea feather ... or the designs found inside a security envelope. Through the process of photo etching I am able to translate these patterns, and many others, on to sterling silver, brass, copper and nickel.

I am a storyteller at heart ... being raised in the south that tendency is almost a prerequisite. Most of my art has a narrative running through it. My goal is to tell a subtle story...not too overly obvious ... leaving room for individual interpretation.

It was a love of sea kayaking that brought me to the Pacific Northwest and a love of art that eventually brought me to my home in Port Townsend, WA ... where I have put down the deep tap root and planted bulbs (a sign in my family of staying put). Landing in Port Townsend has been such a blessing. It's the first time I have no need to look for a greener pasture somewhere else. I live on an acre just 7 minutes from town with a 1952 Farmall Cub tractor named, Bliss, and a 1952 Dodge pickup named Baladeuce.

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  • SHANE MILLER

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Storyteller

    I grew up in Arkansas and migrated west to Port Townsend, Wa in 1993. From my barn loft studio I create art inspired by nature ... texture ... found objects ... vintage photos ... biology ... metal ...and a good story.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2012
Welcome to UNCOMMONWORK. I've supported myself as an artist for over 20 years. The foundation of my art is photo etching on metal. Recently, following a strong interest in vintage photographs and story telling, I am also offering digital prints. All my art, including the etching is done by me, Shane Miller, and is copyrighted. Be sure to visit my blog at http://www.uncommonwork.blogspot.com. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me... shane [!at] waypt.com

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept paypal payments at time of purchase and am happy to guide you through the checkout process if you have any questions. I also accept money orders. WA residents will be charged 8.6% sales tax.
Shipping
All purchases are carefully packed to ensure their safe arrival. I ship using USPS Priority Mail.

Insurance is included in orders over $100. I want your art to arrive safe and sound. Orders will ship within 3 business days (usually sooner) after payment has been received. Whenever possible I will combine S&H on multiple purchases. Feel free to contact me via email to discuss any concerns.

international orders:
For international orders please contact me for shipping costs.

All customs forms are marked as "Other" and specified as "art" with the actual retail value displayed. Any and all duties, customs fees and applicable taxes that may be incurred are the responsibility of the customer. Most packages shipped outside of the US will arrive in 8 - 12 business days. However, if a package is held up in customs, it may take up to 8 weeks to be delivered.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will happily accept a return in it's original condition if you contact me within 3 days. You will be responsible for the return shipping. Please note that because each piece is hand made, there may be slight variations between the image on your computer screen and the actual piece. Also, If I make 10 sterling silver hearts of the same pattern, I only photograph one of them to post on my site. There may be slight differences between like patterns. If an item arrives damaged please contact me and we will figure something out....I am more than willing to communicate with you.
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all images copyright Shane Miller

please visit my blog at uncommonwork.blogspot.com