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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- 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
Condo lobby-40 panel piece, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
Denver Club lobby installation, Denver, CO, 2013
Corporation lobby installation, Boulder, CO, 2013