Nancy Miller handcrafts her uniquely textured wearable art jewelry designs in her streamside Saratoga Springs studio. She has been making jewelry since 1993. Building on a background in traditional jewelry fabrication techniques developed through classes taken at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, she has enjoyed experimenting with a wide variety of metal clay techniques since 2001. She takes advantage of the unique characteristics of metal clay which accepts textures readily, forms fluid curves and invites spontaneity during the design and construction processes. Nancy’s designs reflect influences from nature, commonplace objects, different cultures, historical references and a sense of humor. Nancy seeks to create versatile yet uncommon jewelry that will complement the personal style of the wearer and become favorite pieces that are worn often.
In 2004 Nancy developed and continues to coordinate an entirely volunteer run summer time jewelry program for seriously ill children at the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, one of the camps founded by Paul Newman. She also frequently teaches at several locations including the Arts Center of the Capital Region which is where she began teaching in 2001. The classes all focus on learning to work with various types of metal clay to make jewelry designs.
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The Arts Center of the Capital Region. 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 273-0552