Nina Schatzkamer Miller makes brightly colored kiln fired glass art. Sheets of glass are cut, shaped and fired in her home studio kiln and made into many different objects. Most of it is functional, such as platters, menorahs, bowls and plates; some is wearable, such as jewelry and hair accessories; other pieces are purely decorative or whimsical.
Miller grew up in Olivette, Missouri. Following an early interest in music and art, she later studied Romance Languages, graduating from Washington University and working in the computerized ticketing industry until she stepped away to rear her three sons.
Miller returned to art as both a hobby and a way to volunteer. She sewed costumes, made classroom auction projects (often quilts) and while making gifts for teachers she learned to make fused glass. Her work has been juried into many local and regional art shows and she's sold glass in several galleries. Presently you can find her art at Artisans in the Loop, Jacoby Arts Center Artist Shop, Missouri Artists on Main (through January 2019) or by appointment. Select pieces are available online at Amazon Handmade.
In addition to her work with glass, she's author of The Storytime Handbook, published following her tenure as Children's Area Specialist at Borders Books in Creve Coeur. She's published stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books and is now working on a novel.