Bender Gallery

The Bender Gallery has represented my work since 2019. Works in the gallery include large copper and clay sculptures and freestanding ceramic pieces. All artworks are made with earthenware clay, fired to 1940 degrees and feature highly textured glazes and elaborately carved surfaces. Some of the pieces are assembled with high strength epoxy and all are suitable for installation outside. though it would be best to protect them from freezing. Contact the gallery for prices.

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

SAN SEBASTIAN  2019  16.5” diameter x 15”h

Lidded container. References include Roman and Spanish labyrinths, Gothic architecture, and the sculpture of Eduardo Chillida.

SAN SEBASTIAN Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

VORTEX  2019  15”diameter x 16.5”h

Lidded container. References include European and Native American labyrinths. and the sculpture of Richard Serra.

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

WAVE  2019  16” diameter x 15.5”h

Lidded container. References include Roman and Spanish labyrinths, Gothic architecture, and the sculpture of Richard Serra.

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

AWARENESS  2019  30.25”h x 9.5”w x 7”d

Brainwave patterns reflecting awareness, with vegetable/flame motif.

AWARENESS 2019 Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

QUEEN 31”h x 15”w x 13”d

Cone 04 earthenware with textured glazes and slips, epoxy

QUEEN Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

WE ARE FAMILY 22”h x 13”w x 1.5”d

Cone 04 earthenware with textured glazes and slips, epoxy

WE ARE FAMILY Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

ACCESS/ASSESS 21”h x 10”w x 9”d

Cone 04 earthenware with textured glazes and slips, epoxy

ACCESS/ASSESS Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

A MODEL OF REALITY  2019  21.25”h x 15”w x 8”d

Morse code transcription of a phrase from Wittgenstein, with a nod to tattoo and scarification art. “A picture is a model of reality.”

A MODEL OF REALITY Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

LAKE ABOVE/THUNDER BELOW  2018  55.12”h x 17.25” w x 5.75”d

Wall hanging sculpture including copper. Brain wave patterns on the tubes indicate four basic states of awareness. Tubes form a hexagram pattern and provide a reading. Hexagram patterns are read for the bottom to the top, but have different meanings read from the top to bottom.

LAKE ABOVE/THUNDER BELOW Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

STATES OF MIND (The Creative/Heaven)  2018  78”h x 17”w x 2.75”d   

Wall-mounted  copper and earthenware sculpture. Brain wave patterns on each the represent basic states of awareness. Dial your own! 

STATES OF MIND Video

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

STATES OF AFFAIRS (The Clinging/Fire)  2018  71.25”h x 18”w x 22.5”d

Free standing copper and earthenware sculpture. Morse code text from Wittgenstein, “What is the case – the fact – is the existence of states of affairs.” Pattern of tubes forms a hexagram used in the title.

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

INNOCENCE/GREAT POWERS 9”w x 7.5”d x 24.75”h

Cone 04 white earthenware with slips and textured glazes, gold leaf. Pattern on surface is a hexagram for innocence/great powers depending on how it is read!

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

AH HA 1 7.25”d x  11.25”w 28”h

Cone 04 white earthenware with slips and textured glazes. Morse code symbol is for “A” and “H”. Vase/kachina form. The “ears” are removable to function as a vase.

Robert Milnes Ceramic Artist Asheville NC

IDLE 1 22 ¼”h x 7”d

Cone 04 white earthenware with slips and textured glazes. Brain wave pattern on cylinder reflects “idle” state.

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