Cynthia Miller is a metal and glass artist residing in Tucson, Arizona. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois, and studied copper enameling with Richard Loving at the Art Institute of Chicago. An MBA from Northwestern University completed her formal arts education.
Miller layers glass enamel over burnished copper sheets to create her work. Powdered glass melts and flows onto the copper, forming as many as ten layers over subsequent firing sequences. Sometimes, “jewels” (glass lumps) are added, resulting in brilliant luminous colors that are impervious to heat, cold, and moisture.
“I have always been fascinated with brilliant, jewel-like color. Vitreous enamel glass, kiln fused onto copper panels, captures and celebrates light and color like no other medium I know. I delight in exploring the scintillating array of hues and luminosity: each shift in light reveals another variation.
I celebrate the wonders of the natural world: the colors, the seasons, how light plays on a leaf or a wave or emanates from a celestial nebula. I hope that my compositions will delight your senses and stimulate your imagination.”