Daniel Miller is an artisan who's approach to the ancient art of chainmaille is methodical and persistent. He loves to explore the varying possibilities for thousands of interconnecting metal rings and shaping them into beautiful creations.
Daniel was first introduced to chainmaille in highschool through a metal arts class. He has spent countless hours since practicing the craft. Daniel finds his time spent making chainmaille therapeutic. He enjoys employing his talent for spatial reasoning and the step-by-step process of creating something greater than the sum of its parts.
Daniel says he is thrilled to yet again participate in the all around fun Copper & Fire event in the welcoming atmosphere of the Britannia Mine Museum. He feels that it's always exciting to meet the public in this relaxed outdoor venue and feel part of the living history of the Mine.
Enthralled with the tactile nature of chainmaille, Daniel enjoys explaining the various patterns and history behind the art to the Museum’s visitors. He loves the versatility of chainmaille and is constantly trying to think of ways to broaden its form and function.
He hopes he can inspire more people to try this amazing art and build on the momentum of thousands of years of discovery. The only advice he might give to aspiring artists is to never give up, just take a break and pick up where you left off.
You can meet Daniel and view, purchase and/or watch him demonstrate at Copper & Fire on Sunday, July 20 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Click here for more information.