Nancy Miller

About Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller handcrafts uniquely textured wearable art jewelry designs in her stream-side Saratoga Springs studio near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Always a lover of unusual jewelry, she has been making jewelry since 1993 for individuals who appreciate jewelry that can be worn casually and for special occasions and will reflect their own personal style.

Beginning with traditional jewelry fabrication techniques, she has been working with metal clay 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. Metal clay consists of small particles of metal combined with an organic binder and water to produce a clay-like substance. After texturing, shaping, drying and refining, each piece is kiln-fired to produce a purely metal object which is then finished by traditional jewelry making methods. Each piece is individually crafted by the artist’s hands.

Nancy’s designs reflect influences from nature, ancient cultures, other times and places. Her pieces are primarily made of sterling and fine silver and may include high-karat gold, bronze, copper, titanium, concrete, paper, polymer clay, gems, and pearls. Most have an easy-to-care-for matte finish with an earthy patina. 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 addition to creating and selling jewelry, Nancy frequently teaches classes at her Saratoga Springs, NY studio and the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne, NY and developed and coordinates an entirely volunteer-run summer jewelry program for seriously ill children at the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch.