Matthew Miller has been blowing glass since he was 15 years old. He started as a shop rat at the University of Miami's Art After Dark program and then apprenticed with the best of the South Florida "art glass" community. He's the right-hand man of sometimes Miami-based Rob Stern of the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. In 2005, Miller started his own company, Nickel Glass, and ever since has been filling custom orders for private clients, interior designers, and fancy hotels, as well as repairing high-end glass pieces from Murano, Italy. No other custom blower in Miami shows the full-time dedication to the craft it takes to be master of the glass.