American glass artists Eric Markow and Thom Norris met in 1994 in Northern Virginia. The two started collaborating on organically inspired stained glass window commissions for the next decade. Over the years as glass flame work and glass fusing became more popular, Markow & Norris began several years of experimentation to develop handwoven glass.
Helen Rudy’s fused glass panels are made of multiple layers of opaque and transparent colored glass that are hand cut from sheets, the glass is composed and assembled then melted or fused in a special glass kiln. By sandwiching and building up layers of colors the glass through melting creates depth and intensity of color.