Liz Miller is a Specialist Technician. She works in the intaglio workshop, part of the Print and Design department.
Where are you from in the world?
The Wirral Peninsula, tucked in between Liverpool and Wales.
Please tell us about the approaches, techniques and tools you use in your work:
Cartography is a recurrent theme in my work. I like to create maps and diagrams about ideas and concepts that aren’t strictly thought of as map-able.
I’m a traditional etcher by trade and my work usually includes an element of printmaking. But the final outcome of a project can range from live performance events to animations or land art projects. I’m an admirer of many disciplines and frequently collaborate with specialists from music, architecture, dance or even science.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The students that come up to use the print facilities are such a dynamic and dedicated group. It is a pleasure to pass on the skills of printmaking to up-and-coming artists and designers.
Who is your favourite artist, designer or biggest inspiration?
Emma McNally is my current obsession but Charles Rennie Mackintosh is a long time favourite of mine.
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Great, Creative, Education.
What are the best things about working in London?
There is so much happening in London it is almost overwhelming. I love it!
What piece of advice would you give to new or current students?
Work as hard as you can whilst having as much fun as you can!