Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Leaves of Glass: Gay Craftsmen Eric Markow and Thom Norris Create Unique Works of Art by Weaving Glass

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Leaves of Glass: Gay Craftsmen Eric Markow and Thom Norris Create Unique Works of Art by Weaving Glass

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"When we go to the shows, it's always the ladies who go, 'Oh, can I put bread in that?'" says Thorn Norris of the woven glass confetti bowl he created with his partner, Eric Markow. He laughs before adding, "And we say, 'Sure, if you want to spend $3,000 on a bread bowl, be my guest!'"

Norris and Markow's art and life partnerships began simultaneously after being introduced by mutual fiends in Virginia. "We've had a great relationship for 11 1/2 years," says Norris. "And [our artwork] has kept our relationship really fresh because we're doing something new and exciting every month. We revel in the fact that we get along so well and realize it's a blessing."

Their creations, which began as intricate, organic stained glass projects, took an artistic turn about four years ago. "We wanted an art form that, when people saw it, they would say, 'Wait, that's not possible,'" remembers Norris. …

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