Q&A Scott MIllar

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Scott Millar

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

At the moment I’m working with jesmonite, wood, clay and paint.
I’ve recently been trying to incorporate my concerns about the environment into practical products. In the case of the extinct bird hooks – loss of biodiversity and the effect of humans on the environment.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Practical, quietly political, colourful, hopeful

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Do you have any design heroes?

I’ve always been a fan of the utopian vision of Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus School.
..and I really like Nek Chand too.

Where is your studio?

It’s the third floor studios-past piccadilly station, down Jutland street (steepest street in Manchester- as painted by Lowry), up Sparkle street and along Chapeltown Street. It’s on the third floor.

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 Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Recently I’ve been having tea breaks. Making- with tea breaks

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

At the moment I’m working on making some down at heel marionettes for a short film.

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Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

No.

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

I’ll be selling some extinct birds and perhaps a painting (of someone wearing a Bhutanese bird-headed mask). The painting will be new (It’s not finished yet) and extortionately priced. I’ve also made a dodo coat hook to commemorate the Sale Arts Trail.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

At the Minikin Emporium.

Tell us something we don’t know

As a child I fell down a well.

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