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Luxury Interior Glass Hanging Sculpture

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Luxury Interior Glass Hanging Sculpture

Our luxury interior glass hanging sculpture are designed for custom installations. Each of the sculptural glass forms are hung from the ceiling. The combined glass forms work together to create a larger scale sculpture. The visual impact is further enhanced with the space between each glass form. This negative space helps develop an invisible connection for each of the glass forms to one another. Our concept in design is perfect for any site specific installation within a commercial or residential interior. The hardware for hanging the glass sculpture can be customized to accommodate various...

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Cleaning Glass Artwork

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Cleaning Glass Artwork

Cleaning glass artwork can be simple and straightforward. However, I have some tips to consider to help prevent possible damage while cleaning hand blown glass art.   Glass is Glass Not all glass is the same. There are many different types of glass. The types of glass can include window glass, optical glass, bottle glass, and even cookware glass… But my main focus for these tips will be for cleaning hand blown art glass. The video below shows these tips on cleaning glass artwork. What not to do: Dishwasher Abrasive cleaners Wearing jewelry Dishwasher Generally speaking, hand blown...

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Potato in Glass

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Potato in Glass

Dipping a potato in a hot glass furnace may seem like an odd thing to do. This is actually an old glass factory trick. This little known trick helps with melting clean, bubble-free glass… And there is some actual science to back this up.   Melting a pot of glass We fill the glass furnace with the raw materials for glass, known as ‘Batch’. Here is a link for more information and a video about what is in our glass. The cycle for melting glass is known as charging… And putting batch into the furnace is known as – “throwing in a charge”. It...

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Making Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

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Making Glass Wall Sculpture Installation

The making of this contemporary art glass wall sculpture installation was a 4 month process. There were many steps involved from start to finish. A time lapse video at the bottom of this page shows some of the 4 month process. The Beginning We were contacted by Kate Sweeney, Founder of Perspective, an art advisory firm based in London, UK. The project was for the newly constructed building headquarters for the Endo Corporation located in Malvern, Pa. Kate felt we would be a good fit for this part of the project. Kate and the architects provided some initial ideas for a glass wall sculpture...

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Shipping Art Glass Sculpture

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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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Glass Blowing – blocking and papering hot glass

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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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