I have always been fascinated with stained glass and its ability to engender emotion. I am particularly taken with the colours and interplay of the transparent and opaque glass. Discovering fused glass opened up a whole new world for me. I like the combination of the technical skills needed to produce the artistic finished product and the freedom from traditional copper foil or lead lines. One of my goals is to produce beautiful functional pieces, such as bowls and platters, that make people smile. A second goal is experimenting with glass as a canvas, brush, and paint to produce the emotion and feel of a painting using glass as a medium.
Ultimately, I would like to have people see glass as not only a functional medium but also a true fine art. Glass allows me to blend a number of techniques to give voice to my wild imagination.
Elisabeth and Robert Miller work together in their glass art business; Fractured Glass. Some work they compose together and some pieces come from their individual interests and skills.