Perceptions in Clay: Marjorie Heller Miner


Longtime Monterey summer resident, Marjorie Heller Miner, will display some of her sculptural ceramic objects in the Knox Gallery during February.

Perceptions in Clay will open on February 5 with a reception that evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and will remain on view through March 5. 

After a career as a legal secretary, author, craftsperson, and poetess, Marjorie Miner took up sculpting when she was in her late sixties, while living on Long Island, initially studying with three well-known New York sculptors—George Gach, Angelo Bona, and Alice Riordan. Now just a few months shy of her hundredth birthday, Miner has continued creating prolifically for the last thirty years.  Since moving to the Whitney Center retirement home in the late 1990s, she works in clay several hours each day, displays her work around the Center, and gives occasional classes to other residents. She has been the subject of an article by New Haven Magazine in 2013, which described her as “Grandma Moses of Clay.” In 2015, she won 2nd prize for one of her sculptures in an all-Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, CT.