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Cynthia Miller Fine Fusions copper enameling

I have always been fascinated by brilliant, jewel-like color. Copper enameling captures and celebrates both light and color like no other medium I know.

Nature is my inspiration: the colors, the seasons, how light plays on a leaf or a wave, or emanates from nebulae. Creating copper enamel art is an adventureous process. The kiln has been heated to a glowing orange; powdered glass melts and flows onto the copper as it is fired. It is exhilarating to explore the evolution of a composition as each successive layer adds luminosity and depth.

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“Cynthia Miller’s beautiful enamels are striking from the first encounter, with their textured surfaces and complex meld of colors.”

Jennifer Scanlan
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York City.

Many of my enameled pieces are designed like musical compositions: colors overlay and peek through each other, revealing lush depths under a smooth shiny surface. Just as jazz and chamber musicians explore, dialogue, and trade musical themes from one instrument to another, so color moves from one area to another on the copper.

Through copper enameling I communicate my joy and delight in nature’s scintillating array of hues and luminosities. Each composition is unique and intended to stimulate your imagination.

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