Featured Artwork for July: Catherine Miller: Jewels of Nature
Our featured artist this month is Cleveland Heights resident Catherine Miller, an award-winning floral designer who has studied Ikebana for 20 years and studied jewelry design at the Cleveland Institute of Art for a similar period. Combining her love of floral design with the technical and artistic beauty of jewelry, her botanical arts have garnered numerous national awards at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Newport Flower Show and Florescence in Houston.
Botanical jewelry utilizes natural elements (such as seed pods, twigs, seeds, cones, etc.) that may be painted or treated (with paint, lacquer or glue) to make the “jewelry” piece look as realistic and wearable as possible.