Cynthia Miller

“The Arts are my lifelong passion. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Illinois, I studied Copper Enameling with Richard Loving at the Art Institute of Chicago. A Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Northwestern University in 1978 completed my formal arts education. We lived in Evanston, Illinois, while my two sons were growing up; I was an account executive in advertising and film. During the 1990’s I taught art and humanities at Columbia College and at the International Academy of Design in Chicago. Since moving to Tucson, Arizona , in 2000, I have been teaching art, theatre and yoga at Pima College. My copper enameling art continues to be my life’s passion.”

Enamel is permanent, brilliant color. It is glass, not paint. Cynthia creates copper enamel wall installations in panels, which when displayed together, create large compositions of flowing patterns and gemlike colors. The colors are luminous and remain rich and permanent. People are drawn to run their fingers over the finished surfaces because they are shiny and smooth and cool to the touch. Copper enamel panels are tolerant of weather: water, sunlight, heat and cold. The perfect solution for kitchens, bathrooms, patios and porches.

“I work on the design of the composition as a whole, but each panel is fired individually. I start with panels of solid copper which have been scoured until they gleam. Vitreous enamel (pulverized glass) is delicately sifted onto the copper. Melted by the intense heat of the kiln (1200 – 1500 degrees), the glass flows and combines and emerges from the kiln in a molten state. Magically, the vibrant and subtle hues are revealed as the panel cools. Sometimes enamel “jewels” are added to the design. The sifting–and – firing cycle is repeated until the desired effect is achieved. There can be as many as ten layers of color and multiple firings of each panel. This creates depth and texture and a sense of adventure at seeing something new at each viewing.” Cynthia Miller

If you’d like to purchase one of the works by Cynthia Miller please give us a call at: 912.232.3600.  If you’d like to see other works currently available just let us know. We’re always happy to help.

Stormy Seashore - $2,695

24 3/8” x  30 5/8”

Sand & Sea- $3,595

24 1/4” x 41”

Dancing Waves - $2,695

24 1/4” x 30 3/4”

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Tarantella Trio - $1,325

12” x 31”

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