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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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Looking up in the Forest
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Finding Gold!
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Breath of Fresh Air
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Sparkling Trio on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 730
Dawn 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Undersea on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Dawn 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Stones by the Shore
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Evening
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Finding Gold 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
Firefly Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,275
Firefly Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
Dancing Fireflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 4,780
Primary Nebula Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
Swan Revisited
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,850
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
Wave Disk 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Cliff by the Sea II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
Autumn Champagne
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
Celebration
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,730
Mysterious Rose Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Sunset in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
Summer Sky Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
Wave Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
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
Earliest Spring in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 3,900
Fiery Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 4,700
Vigorous Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 5,100
Molten Ocean
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 6,300
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