Ms. McMillan completed her Master of Arts degree in Ceramic Arts from Hood College located in Fredrick, Maryland in 2015. Previously, she earned a BFA with a concentration in Ceramics and a minor in Art History from the University of Houston, Houston TX. Currently she is pursuing a Master of Art in Art History from Fort Hays University, Hays, Kansas. Additionally, she has M.S. Studies in Education, from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN and M.A. Studies in Humanities, California State University, Dominquez Hills, CA.
She has studied ceramics with numerous master potters and ceramists. Some of those masters are as follows: Kanzaki Masumitsu in Shigaraki, Japan; Ceramic artists known for their teapots, Zhenhong Zhang and Professor Hui Wang at Yixing University, Yixing China. Ceramic artists known for Raku and alternative firing techniques include Paul Soldner, Charlie and Linda Riggs, Sang Roberson, and Michael Sheba of Ontario, CA. Ceramic sculpture studies include Ceramic artists Barbara Sorenson, Debra Frits, Cheryl Tall, Don Reitz, and Rudy Autio. Wheel throwing masters include Lorna Meaden, Linda Arbuckle, Ushiro Akio, Steve Locks, Jinsong Kim and Tom Coleman.
Prior to her full-time art instructor position at Eastern Florida State College, McMillan taught at EFSC as an adjunct for twenty plus years and was awarded an Outstanding Adjunct Award in 2007. Additionally, she taught ceramics at North Harris County College in Houston, Texas and the Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne, Florida.
She has also served as a consultant for the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas on building and firing fast-firing fiber kilns.
In the community, McMillan has been a juror for local art exhibits and art festivals and served on The Brevard Cultural Alliance Art in Public Places Advisory Board which she chaired in 2010.
Professionally, McMillan’s work has been featured in several one-person shows and numerous group shows across the country and most recently in online art shows during COVID. Her work has been mentioned in Florida Today, The Press Journal (Vero Beach), Houston Chronicle and Austin American Statesman.
For more information visit her website.