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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Swan Nebula in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 4,800
Sunset in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,800
Wave Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 2,550
Brilliant Sunset Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 2,550
The Wave in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 4,725
Summer Sky Quartet
Glass Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,400
Gentle Rain Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,150
Sunset in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 4,725
Gentle Spring Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,000
$ 800
Fourth Star in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,900
Trio of Sand and Sea
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,200
$ 960
Fiery Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,300
Spring Nebula Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,290
Starlight in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
Spring Forest Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 2,550
$ 2,040
Rose Nebula in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,800
Summer Desert Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 800
$ 640
Whirlpool Qartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Cliff by the Sea Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Transitions in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,600
$ 2,880
Rain Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 5,100
Swan Victorious in Twelve Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 4,800
$ 3,840
Changing Seasons Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 850
Tree Tops
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,800
Autumn Quartet
Art Glass Wall Art

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Whirligig Forest Quartet
Art Glass Wall Art

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
The Beach in 12 Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Cynthia Miller
$ 6,300
Primary Trio
Art Glass Wall Art

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,200
$ 960
Rain in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Art

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,600
$ 2,880
Woodland Fireflies Quartet
Art Glass Wall Art

by Cynthia Miller
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Rainforest in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Hanging

by Cynthia Miller
$ 3,900
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
SOFA Chicago, IL, Chicago, 2016
Mesa Contemporary Art, AZ, Mesa, 2017
International Competition, Italy, Florence, 2017