uncommonwork

SHANE MILLER

Port Townsend, Washington

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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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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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.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
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

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