Chris Miller
@Mix / Trailblazer member

BIOGRAPHY

Male, , birthday 30th September
Joined April 2019

I retired from paid employment in 2012, after a somewhat mixed career. I worked for about 25 years with people wuith learning difficulties - this was a privilage - and this involved being a care assistant, a student nurse in the big hospitals outside London and in Bristol. Also many years in day car and adult education. I completed a 2 year project (Centre Shot) with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which ran from 1991 to 1993 and involved using new technology with adults with learning difficulties. Later on I worked in IT in quite a wide range of roles including training, installation, networks and so on.

I have always had some interest in the arts and in fabric especially and I have made many quilts, garments and occasional art pieces, and I still do.

In 2018 I completed a MA degree in Printmaking here in Bristol. From that course I developed a range of laser-cut models/toys and I am involved with that project, now called Miller Toys and Models (www.millertoysandmodels.co.uk). I'm a member (mostly sleeping) of the Green party, and I support the Bristol Cable journalism project (https://thebristolcable.org/).

In May 2019 I joined Cato Press printing studio which is in Easton, Bristol. I have a blog https://flagfly.blog/ which is mostly concerned with art and craft, showcasing some of my textile and other work.

I have two sons, one has a charming organic food shop in Ross-on-Wye, Field Fayre, the other lives in Bristol with his wife and children and works in IT.

From May 2020: My models are on sale at Miller Toys and Models.co.uk .

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Influences

Currently: Counterpunch, Al Jazeera, Greens, for politics.
The Bristol Cable for news and local current affairs.
Printmaking Today, Design Week, various museums and galleries for art & craft, especially textile art.
Family and friends in Bristol and around.
Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls at The Plough, Easton, Bristol

CV

Miller Toys and Models, founder, 2018 (formerly MixPly)
MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking 2018
Grandparent, 2011, 2013
ITC work 1996-2010, includes network install and maintain, project management, adult tutoring/training.
Day Care Worker 1984-1996
Centre Shot Trust, Director 1991-1996 (Sponsored by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
Adult Tutor 1980-1998
Registered Nurse (RMNS), 1980
Electrician 1968............

PROJECTS

Chris Miller - Update
10 months 2 weeks ago
<a href="/profile/chris-miller/status-update-chris-miller-1566924752">Boris Johnson, GMOs and Glyphosate: Irresponsible, Negligent and Criminal?</a>

In his first speech to parliament as British Prime Minister,...

Chris Miller
24 August 2019, 19:51

I'm sitting in The Plough in Easton, Bristol, a pub that was my local for many years, many years ago. By some chance I am again living in the house I left 12 years back.  The Plough might be the only pub in the country with a banner over the bar - REFUGEES WELCOME - , and it's busy this evening, mainly with people watching football.

Chris Miller - Update
11 months 4 days ago
<a href="/profile/chris-miller/status-update-chris-miller-1565595110">NHS staff go on 'indefinite' strike over 'backdoor privatisation' fears</a>

Hundreds of low-paid hospital staff have voted to strike indefinitely...