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Shipping Art Glass Sculpture

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in our blog, video | Comments Off on Shipping Art Glass Sculpture

Shipping Art Glass Sculpture

Packaging and shipping hand blown art glass sculpture may seem like an afterthought to some. However, making sure your art work has arrived unbroken does take some special care. We are often asked by customers about how we will ship their newly acquired glass sculpture. They may express concern about possible damage during shipping… After all it is glass and glass can be fragile. Each piece we make has unique qualities in size and shape. This can make properly packing our work for shipping a challenge. Because we have years of experience in shipping hand blown art glass all over the...

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Autumn Foliage | Art Glass | Fall Colors

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in our blog | Comments Off on Autumn Foliage | Art Glass | Fall Colors

Autumn Foliage | Art Glass | Fall Colors

The Autumn Foliage Series of hand blown art glass was inspired by the fall colors found during autumn. Pennsylvania is a great place to be this time of year. As the fall season is approaching, I enjoy reflecting on this art glass work I created many years ago. I grew up and live in this part of the world. Living here, it’s not hard to take inspiration from the changing autumn foliage. In the autumn, the leaves of many trees found in Pennsylvania begin their colorful transformation. From dark reds and oranges to vibrant yellows, the color variation can be amazing. Making the Autumn...

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3 Ways To Tell If Glass Art Is Valuable

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in our blog | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Tell If Glass Art Is Valuable

3 Ways To Tell If Glass Art Is Valuable

  Is Your Glass Art Valuable?   3 ways to tell if your glass art is valuable… there may be more ways, but most likely there are less. Attaching a value to art in general is very tricky. The price of art compared to its value can be very different. Things people collect, whether it is art, antiques, or something rare and unique, are generally valued at what someone is willing to pay. There are many factors involved in determining an object’s value.   Value Factors for Glass Art The following factors can help determine if your glass art or glass sculpture is valuable. Is...

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Glass Blowing – blocking and papering hot glass

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in video | Comments Off on Glass Blowing – blocking and papering hot glass

Glass Blowing – blocking and papering hot glass

A short video clip of Bernard Katz with his glass blowing team blocking and papering a hot gather of glass. This is the final gather of glass for a custom glass sculpture. The video clip was taken during one very hot humid day in August.  When glass blowing wet wooden blocks and wet folded newspaper is used to shape hot gathers of glass. The hot glass is actually riding on a thin layer of steam between either the wet wooden block or wet newspaper. The blow pipe has to be constantly turning when riding on this layer of steam. If the blow pipe stops turning while in contact with the wooden...

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Glass Blowing – marving hot glass sculpture

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in video | Comments Off on Glass Blowing – marving hot glass sculpture

Glass Blowing – marving hot glass sculpture

A short video clip of Bernard Katz glass blowing shaping a hot glass sculpture on a marver table. This video clip shows Bernard Katz marving hot glass on the marver table to chill and shape areas of the glass piece in progress. The thick steel table is called a “marver”. A marver table is an essential piece of equipment in any glass studio. The cold steel table pulls heat from the hot glass. This allows the glass blower to chill certain areas of a glass piece while shaping the form. You can see Bernard’ s finger tips rolling the blow pipe to shape the glass form. This...

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