Meet the Maker, Helen Rudy, of Helen Rudy Glass, from Denver, Colorado. Bright colors and bold graceful patterns are the hallmarks of Helen Rudy’s unique blown-glass style. Her artful glass coasters and trays are created by layering several colors on top of each other to create something truly unique and one-of-a-kind.
Almost entirely self taught, Helen's method involves measuring and hand-cutting each piece of glass. Her design is then ﬁred in a kiln to 1460˚ in order to fuse the glass together. Often a second, third, or fourth ﬁring is needed to shape the ﬁnal piece. Through this unique process, Helen may work with the glass in the kiln for several days before the ﬁnal piece emerges.
Helen learned her technique one disaster or beautiful miracle at a time. She has attended workshops with Milon Townsend and Lisa Voigt, and has studied Pate De Verre with Alicia Lomne at the Pilchuck School of Glass. In 2011, she learned casting with Anna Boothe.
Helen’s commissions include structural glass panels, light fixtures and glass furniture for clients in the US, Europe, South America, and Australia. She was recently honored with a commission by the board of directors of the Denver Art Museum to create glass tributes honoring the museum’s benefactors.
Helen’s designs reflect her global travels and mid-century flare. Helen's attention to color, detail, layering and saturation highlight the interplay of light on glass. Helen Rudy’s art showcases the subtle effects of light on glass and explores how colors mix and react to create depth and balance.
Collect her mod squad glass coasters and serving trays for your next cocktail party or add them to your wedding registry at The Dowry.
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Welcome to Helen Rudy Glass!
“Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist’s brain.” – Henri Matisse
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