Andrea Mae Miller is a New Zealand Printmaker working out of Wellington. Andrea makes limited edtion prints, and is best known for her unique bamboo etchings and botanical woodblocks.
Andrea Mae Miller is a New Zealand artist working predominantly as a Fine Art Printmaker. Born in Whangarei in 1980, she grew up living at the beach on Northland’s beautiful Tutukaka coast. Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Polytechnic in 2002 and after graduation established her studio, St Peter’s Thumb, in Petone. In 2006 she spent a year living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark, taking time to explore the other side of the world, and to practise being a stranger. Now Andrea lives in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, with her husband and two daughters. St. Peter’s Thumb Print Studio has again been established, this time out of a little sleepout tucked up in the bush and surrounded by Kereru and Tui.
Printmaking describes the process of making artist’s original prints, as opposed to signed limited edition prints, which are in fact merely reproductions of existing artworks made using commercial print processes. Traditionally an original print involves the artist making blocks, plates, stones or stencils which are then hand printed using non-mechanical methods. Prints are frequently made in editions (i.e. a number of identical impressions), and these editions are a fixed number so the buyer knows how many have been produced. These are then signed and numbered by the artist and sometimes titled and dated.— Glasgow Print Studio