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Cynthia Miller

"I have always been fascinated by brilliant, jewel-like color. Glass fused onto burnished copper captures and celebrates light, depth, and color like no other medium. Just as jazz and chamber musicians explore, dialogue, and trade musical themes from one instrument to another, I apply layers of colored glass and heat with hopes of delighting, inspiring, and intriguing viewers. "

Miller's copper enamel compositions explore and celebrate her wonder and delight in the glorious color, depth, and light of nature. From the depths of the ocean to the limitless distances of nebulae, Miller's copper enamel wall compositions seek to stimulate and excite your imagination with textured surfaces and a complex meld of colors.

Once the kiln is heated to a glowing orange, powdered glass melts and flows onto the copper. There are as many as ten layers and firing sequences in each piece. Sometimes, "jewels'' (glass lumps) are added. Enamel is brilliantly colored glass, not paint. The colors are luminous and rich and are impervious to heat, cold, and moisture.

After receiving a BFA from the University of Illinois, Cynthia Miller studied copper enameling with Richard Loving at the Art Institute of Chicago. An MFA from Northwestern University in 1978 completed her formal arts education. In recent years, Miller has experimented with expanding the scope of the abstract and natural themes in her compositions.

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Beach Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,150
Beach II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,726
Stormy Sunset in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
New Swan in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,750
Mysterious Forest Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,576
Gentle Spring Duet II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 860
Darkness Falls Vertical Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Spring Blast Trio!
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 624
Spring Solo
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Snow Daisy
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
A New Star is Coming
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
Celebration in Nine
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,726
Orange and Red Confetti Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 470
Happy Fourth! Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 950
Cabernet Celebration
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Champagne Solo
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Gentle Sunset
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
Drifting Along...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Balanced
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
The Blues...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 890
Blue Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 890
Pink and Yellow Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
Above and Below
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,824
Golden Autumn Nebula
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,250
Spring Alive!
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 450
Joyful Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,740
Spring Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,152
Passion
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Dancing
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,874
Turquoise and Copper Veins
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
Surprise! Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,740
Joyful Trio on Board
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Spring! in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,724
Golden Trio on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 750
Sparkling Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,050
Firefly Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,275
Dancing Fireflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,750
Celebration! A New Decade
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,780
Swan Revisited
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,750
Summer Sky and Sun
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,850
New Sunset Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
Heart Upside Down
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
Wave Disk 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Autumn Champagne
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,274
Wave Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,050
Summer Sky Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,900
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
Fourth Star in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
Shimmering New Stardust
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
Mysterious Sunset Disc
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
A New Day in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,900
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
Molten Ocean
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
The Beach in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, New York City, New York, 2014-15
Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ, 2014-15-16-17-18-19
Craft Council Biennial 2015, Wayne, PA, 2015
International Competition, Florence, Italy, 2017
SOFA, Chicago, Chicago, Navy Pier, Illinois, 2014-15-16-17
National NICHE WINNER, Baltimore , MD, 2014
Materials Hard and Soft, Denton, Texas, 2013
WOMEN ON TOP- Ken Saunders gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013
Collections
University of Illinois, Talbot Laboratory, Champaign/ Urbana, IL, 2021