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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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Dancing Fireflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,950
$ 4,207.50
Celebration! A New Decade
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,780
$ 4,063
Primary Nebula Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Swan Revisited
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,850
$ 4,122.50
Celebration! Vertical With Purple and Green
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,725
$ 4,016.25
Summer Sky and Sun
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,850
$ 3,272.50
New Sunset Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Wave Disk 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Wave Disk 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Heart Upside Down
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
$ 765
Fireflies Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Cliff by the Sea II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Autumn Champagne
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Mysterious Rose Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
Celebration
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,730
$ 4,020.50
Celebration: Hubble 28 Anniversary
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,760
$ 4,046
Sunset Disks
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450 - $ 1,750
$ 382.50 - $ 1,487.50
Sunset in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Wave Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Summer Sky Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Fourth Star in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Shimmering New Stardust
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Mysterious Sunset Disc
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Earliest Spring in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
A New Day in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Fiery Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Starlight in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Vigorous Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
$ 1,785
12 Panel Fugue in Autumn
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 5,100
$ 4,335
Molten Ocean
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Vertical Summer Sun in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,800
$ 4,080
The Beach in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
National NICHE WINNER, MD, Baltimore , 2014
Materials Hard and Soft, Texas, Denton, 2013
WOMEN ON TOP- Ken Saunders gallery, IL, Chicago, 2013
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, New York, New York City, 2014-15
SOFA Chicago 2014, IL , Chicago, 2014
Craft Council Biennial 2015, PA, Wayne, 2015
Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, AZ, Mesa, 2014-15-16-17-18-19
International Competition, Italy, Florence, 2017
SOFA, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, Navy Pier, 2014-15-16-17