This evocative image of the sculpture workshop at the Guild of Handicraft, Chipping Campden was one of a host of fascinating pictures used by Graham Peel to illuminate his talk on the career of Alec Miller. Miller was a Guildsman for a number of years, a suitable Campden link echoing the subjects of our art talks the previous Saturday.
Perhaps the predominant theme that came across was that Miller was largely a jobbing sculptor producing work stylistically out of his own time and drawing strongly on medieval aesthetics. Much of the Miller output illustrated by Graham in his fascinating talk was ecclesiastical in flavour.
Where a more personal touch was seen, somewhat in tandem with the spirit of the interwar years contemporary with its creation, is in his sculptures taking his daughter as its chief subject matter.