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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Fourth Star in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Orion's Rose
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,825
$ 3,251.25
Shimmering New Stardust
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
$ 5,355
New Star Disc 1
Art Glass Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 550
$ 467.50
New Star #2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 550
$ 467.50
New Star #3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 550
$ 467.50
Mysterious Sunset Disc
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 550
$ 467.50
Earliest Spring in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Spring Sunset Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
A New Day in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Spring Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,290
$ 1,096.50
Fiery Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Starlight in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
$ 5,355
Rose Nebula in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 5,100
$ 4,335
Vigorous Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 5,100
$ 4,335
Vertical Summer Sun in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 4,800
$ 4,080
Changing Seasons Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 850
$ 722.50
Tree Tops
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 500
$ 425
Undersea Whirligig Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
The Beach in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 5,100
$ 4,335
Rainforest in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Hanging

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
National NICHE WINNER, MD, Baltimore , 2014
Colors of Copper- WINNER, AZ, Clifton, 2013
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
SOFA Chicago 2014, IL , Chicago, 2014
Craft Council Biennial 2015, PA, Wayne, 2015
Collections
Condo lobby-40 panel piece, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
Denver Club lobby installation, Denver, CO, 2013
Corporation lobby installation, Boulder, CO, 2013