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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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Gentle Sunset
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Balanced
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
Drifting Along...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
GOLD!!
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
$ 391
Blue Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
The Blues...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
Pink and Yellow Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Stormy Sea
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Welcome to Summer!
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 460
$ 391
Festival
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Golden Autumn Nebula
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,250
Above and Below
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,824
$ 3,250.40
Woodland Fireflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Spring Alive!
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Joyful Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,740
$ 1,479
Spring Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Passion
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,270
$ 1,079.50
Dancing
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 5,500
$ 4,675
Turquoise and Copper Veins
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Surprise! Whirligig
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,740
$ 1,479
Joyful Trio on Board
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 950
$ 807.50
Spring! in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,830
$ 3,255.50
Golden Trio on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 750
$ 637.50
Trio on Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 590
$ 501.50
Sparkling Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Rain in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,820
$ 3,247
Firefly Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,275
$ 1,083.75
Firefly Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Dancing Fireflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 4,780
$ 4,063
Celebration! Vertical With Purple and Green
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,725
$ 4,016.25
Swan Revisited
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,850
$ 4,122.50
Primary Nebula Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Summer Sky and Sun
Art Glass Sculpture

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

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Wave Disk 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Heart Upside Down
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
$ 765
Autumn Champagne
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Sunset in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Summer Sky 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
A New Day in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
$ 1,785
Vertical Summer Sun in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,800
$ 4,080
Molten Ocean
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
The Beach in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 6,300
$ 5,355
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