Maker's story

After completing an MA in ceramics at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design Farnham, Rich Miller quickly began to establish his own studio based practice, whilst also teaching part time. In 2005 he took over Froyle Tiles, a producer of bespoke stoneware tiles which was destined for closure. Over the past 17 years the workshop has developed into a thriving creative studio that has produced work for numerous notable projects, such as the Tate Gallery St Ives, the V&A and 24 Savile Row with Kate Malone and EPR Architects. The workshop has also worked to commission for various leading interior designers and commercial specifiers. Along side the tile production Rich has continued to make his own ceramic works. These vary from functional wares to sculptural objects. Rich is currently one of the judges on Channel 4’s ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’, and also organises the ceramics festival ‘Art in Clay Farnham’.


Rich’s work makes reference to historical design patterns. It draws on themes of British colonialism and the way in which the UK has become an eclectic mix of cultural styles, as immigration has brought with it a rich source of influence. Images associated with the colonies that have become adapted by the British mainstream are the core influence on Richard’s practice.


Explore a collection of pendant lighting by ceramicist Richar Miller, hand thrown and glazed in rich hues and developed in response to the 18th century sugar industry.