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on Mar 9, 2008
Being a stained glass artist myself, I have many pattern books by Judy Miller. I had no idea of her passing and its very sad to know that yet another talented artist as herself is gone. However this thought,"She will always carey on by contributing to this world pieces of beautiful stained glass that will live long after she has." is the same as I feel and think when my time comes to pass. Its all anyone can hope for, that you are remembered because its so easey as time goes on that you are forgotten. I originally sought out to find information on how to publish a stained glass pattern book of my drawings, instead I've been privileged to give my condolances to a fellow glass artist. Thankyou and God Bless!
From Rebecca Hoffmann of Fanatical Stained Glass in Penryn, California
I just now (9/13/2010) read this article about Judy Miller. I had no idea what a truly amazing artist she was, really, except that I treasure one of her patterns (7. Parrot with grape) that I purchased for $1.95 way back in the eighties at a neat little glass store (alas, no longer in existence)called Almaden Stained Glass, located in the Cambrian area of San Jose. I took my first lesson in stained glass at ASG, and Ms. Miller's parrot pattern was my first project on my own. It still hangs in my kitchen and brings me joy every single day. Thank you, Judy Miller.
I was really into stained glass in the early 80's and purchased a Judy Miller pattern book. I completed the "HMS Bounty" piece and it turned out beautiful. I still have it hanging in front of a window and receive many compliments from people who see it for the first time. I'm ready to get back to the stained glass craft and although the Judy Miller book I have is from 1979 there are still many nice patterns available. Thank you Judy Miller for sharing your artistic abilities with us. My condolences to your family and God bless.
I learned how to work with stained glass in the late 1980s - long before the internet came into existence. At the time you had to rely on books for ideas. My favorite publication has always been Judy Miller's "House Tours" which features pieces in her own home. I recently leafed through this publication again and decided to research "Judy Miller" online. I was saddened to learn that she passed away several years ago and that I missed an exhibit of her work. She was truly an artist who created amazing works, especially considering that no one would teach her the medium because she was a woman. Some of my favorites are the 9 large windows she made for her spa depicting different bird designs. The patterns can still be found online: JMPS #9 to #16 (#8 is out of print but can still be seen online).
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