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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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Spring Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,040
Passion
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,270
$ 1,016
Turquoise and Copper Veins
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,040
Dancing
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 5,500
$ 4,400
Joyful Trio on Board
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 950
$ 760
Tidepool
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
$ 368
Surprise! Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,740
$ 1,392
Spring! in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,830
$ 3,064
Trio on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 590
$ 472
Golden Trio on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 750
$ 600
Sparkling Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,050
$ 840
Rain in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,820
$ 3,056
Finding Gold!
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
$ 368
Looking up in the Forest
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
$ 368
Firefly Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Firefly Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,275
$ 1,020
Dancing Fireflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,950
$ 3,960
Celebration! A New Decade
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,780
$ 3,824
Swan Revisited
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,850
$ 3,880
Primary Nebula Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,040
Celebration! Vertical With Purple and Green
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,725
$ 3,780
Summer Sky and Sun
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,850
$ 3,080
New Sunset Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,200
$ 1,760
Heart Upside Down
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
$ 720
Wave Disk 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 360
Mysterious Rose Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 680
Autumn Champagne
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
$ 1,040
Sunset in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,040
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Wave Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,040
Summer Sky Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Fourth Star in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,040
Shimmering New Stardust
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,040
Mysterious Sunset Disc
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 360
A New Day in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,900
$ 3,120
Fiery Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
$ 1,040
Vigorous Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
$ 1,680
Molten Ocean
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
$ 3,040
Vertical Summer Sun in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,800
$ 3,840
The Beach in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,040
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