Cleveland Goldsmith and Teacher Dies

John Paul Miller, renowned goldsmith and former teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Art, died on March 1 at age 94.

According to, Miller earned “wide admiration” reviving the ancient Egyptian technique of granulation, in which “tiny beads of gold are fused to an underlying gold surface to create a glittering, stippled effect.”

In 2010, he was honored with an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Miller was “one of the great jewelers and metalsmiths of the century,” Grafton Nunes, president of the art institute, said in a statement to the website. “He remained very close to generations of students and he is going to be very sorely missed.”

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