Weaving glass

Two former scientists developed a revolutionary method for constructing glass sculptures

Bob Grant
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Inspired by nature and forged in the scientific method, the glass sculptures made by Eric Markow and Thom Norris represent science and art woven together in eye-catching harmony. Markow, a chemical engineer who worked as a consultant at an environmental engineering firm, met Norris, a biology undergrad, in the mid 1990s, and the two have been making fragile art together ever since. After designing and making several "organic" stained glass windows together, the duo devised a method to weave strands of vividly colored glass into vibrant fabrics and sculptures. From their Falls Church, Virginia linkurl:studio,; Markow and Norris shared their experimental experiences with __The Scientist__, and shined some light on their ability to marry scientific and artistic sensibilities in creating their woven glass pieces.
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