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Artist Studio Tours
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: SPRING CRAFT WEEKEND

Spring Craft Weekend

Sunday, April 29 - Artists' Studio Tour
10am - 3pm | Various Locations
Patrons attend free | $160 members | $200 non-members
Join us for an adventurous day of flying flames and gorgeous glass featuring the home and studio of woven-glass artists Thom Norris and Eric Markow and the metalsmithing studio of Chris Shea, whose work can be found in the collection of the Renwick Gallery. 

Artist studios are located in a rustic setting. Comfortable shoes strongly suggested.


Featured Artists

Eric Markow & Thom Norris

Eric Markow & Thom Norris:
American artists Eric Markow & Thom Norris developed the process of weaving glass at the turn of the 21st century. After a decade of working in stained glass, Markow & Norris debuted one of their first woven sculptures in 2003 at the Bullseye Connection Gallery in Portland, Oregon.  Over 50 publications and news outlets, including Southern Living, Robb Report, Interior Design, Luxury Living, The Advocate & The Washington Post, have covered their story and pictured their unusually complex sculptures. They have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and Fox Morning News. The fact that both artists have degrees in science adds another dimension to their enigmatic creations. They have exhibited in many cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Austin and Chicago (SOFA). 


chris shea - portrait

Chris Shea:
Chris Shea designs and creates furniture, sculpture, and architectural metalwork at his studio in Brandywine, MD. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery and in numerous private collections. Chris's work has also been shown at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, Woodson Art Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the National Ornamental Metals Museum, Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, and at SOFA Chicago with Maurine Littleton Gallery. A native of Marblehead, MA, Shea has studied at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee and at Penland School. He holds a BA in English from Cornell University and served on the Board of Directors of the James Renwick Alliance. Chris Shea's glass work is created in association with the Washington Glass Studio.