Leigh Miller is a collection of fine and contemporary jewelry designed by Leigh Miller Newman in Los Angeles, CA.
Leigh received her formal education in fashion design from OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, graduating in 2002. Shortly thereafter Leigh moved to New York, where she worked as a designer for J.Crew and Calvin Klein, among others. After nearly a decade in fashion Leigh was drawn to the freedom of expression inherent in metalworking and jewelry. In December of 2014, Leigh launched her jewelry collection at Creatures of Comfort, where the line was carried exclusively for the winter season.
Inspired by natural patterns and forms translated into metal, Leigh works in unconventional methods. Using the ancient tradition of lost wax casting, she sculpts in molten wax, casts her pieces, and hand-hammers them into intimately organic forms. The collection is crafted in a full spectrum of metals: from brass and bronze to sterling silver, pink, and yellow gold. A selection of pieces also feature semi-precious stones and Japanese silk cording.
The collection is produced nearly in it's entirely by Leigh and her small team of artisans in her Glassell Park studio, nestled in the hills on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
The collection has since been featured in publications including T- The New York Times Style Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, American Vogue, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Japan, US Elle, Porter Magazine, Flaunt, Who What Wear, Man Repeller & Women's Wear Daily among others.