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Keep Your Art Glass Secure from Falling – Interior design tips

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in video | Comments Off on Keep Your Art Glass Secure from Falling – Interior design tips

Keep Your Art Glass Secure from Falling – Interior design tips

When it comes to interior design, tips are always welcomed. This video from Bernard Katz Glass offers some practical interior design tips on a common question. As we are often asked at our studio, “How can I secure my glass from being accidentally knocked over?” This question comes up frequently. Sometimes the concern is because the glass sculpture or vase will be located in a public space. Sometimes the artwork is near a high-traffic area in a home or business. And sometimes your pets don’t realize how much you love your glass sculpture or glass vase. In this video, Katie...

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Why Good Ideas Go Bad

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in our blog | Comments Off on Why Good Ideas Go Bad

Why Good Ideas Go Bad

Why do some good ideas go bad? All ideas start out as “good ideas”… but along the way some ideas become bad. It is easy to claim an idea as being good or bad when looking back in time. In art and in life, choices are the bits and parts of an idea as it is happening – “I think it would be a good idea to use this color because… ” or “This will be great as soon as I… ” When good ideas go bad Insecurities and realization are the cancer of ideas originally considered to be good. Sometimes even the smallest negative reaction to your idea...

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Making Something

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in our blog | Comments Off on Making Something

Making Something

Making something that has the potential to strike an emotional chord with a viewer… Making something that may encourage someone to think a little deeper… Making something that draws in more than just a passing glance… That makes making something just a little bit more rewarding… and why some people become artists. –Bernard Katz photo credit: Addison...

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Dependency in Art and Life

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in our blog | Comments Off on Dependency in Art and Life

Dependency in Art and Life

The motif of dependency in art and sculpture has long been an explored subject matter. Whether blatant or subtle, relationships depicted are concluded to have a certain dependency. Expanded dependency One could say that all art is dependent on something to validate its existence. Take away an important element and the artwork becomes void, lacking, or in need of a reason. Dependency manifests early in life Dependency begins at birth. A newborn is completely dependent on its mother for the very basic of needs. A child’s emotional dependency becomes more dominate as the physical...

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Henry Moore Influence

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in our blog | Comments Off on Henry Moore Influence

Henry Moore Influence

Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth have significantly grown as inspiration and influence on my own artwork and glass sculpture. In the first article, Inspiration in Art, I explained the complexity about inspiration. In the second article, Influence Behind My Glass Sculpture, I described the relationship between “inspiration” and “influence”. As I was becoming increasingly more interested in moving away from purely decorative vases and vessels, I was doing more drawing and sketches of forms that were less functional. My wife, Katie, said to me that my sketches reminded...

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