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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New Sunset Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,100
Heart Upside Down
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
Wave Disk 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Wave Disk 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Wave Disc 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Early Fireflies Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
Cliff by the Sea II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
Mysterious Rose Duet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Autumn Champagne
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,300
Celebration
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 4,730
Sunset Disks
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225 - $ 1,750
Undersea Fantasy
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 470
Early Fireflies Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
Swan Nebula in Nine Panels
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

$ 6,300
Wave Sextet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
Summer Sky Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
The Wave Quartet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
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