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Glass Blowing – marving hot glass sculpture

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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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Glass Blowing – necking glass with jacks

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Glass Blowing – necking glass with jacks

A short video clip of Bernard Katz and his glass blowing team working on a custom glass sculpture. This video clip shows the glass blowing team necking glass during the blowing process. Using a glass blowing tool called “jacks”, Bernard is creating a “neck line” in the glass sculpture. This is important because when the piece is eventually transferred to the punti from the blow pipe, this creates a break point in the glass piece. If this were a traditional vase, the break point would become the top of the vase or opening. In the video you can hear a little...

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Glass Blowing – using torches on glass sculpture

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Glass Blowing – using torches on glass sculpture

A short video clip of Bernard Katz and his team blowing glass during one very hot humid day in August. This video clip shows the glass blowing team using bench torches to spot heat a piece in progress. While working on a custom glass sculpture with custom colors using the bench torches helps keep areas of the piece hot. This can keep a glass piece from cracking if areas get too cold. We also use this torching method to add extra heat to parts of the piece we are working on. We use these bench torches extensively between trips to the glory hole when working. They are an important tool in...

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Glass Sculpture from Clay Sketch

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Glass Sculpture from Clay Sketch

Creating our glass sculpture begins with a thought, idea, and concept of direction. I develop these thoughts and ideas in a number of ways before actually creating them in glass. Almost everything I make has had its origin in the form of  simple quick sketches on paper. These quick sketches may be derived from a past glass sculpture series I want to explore further. Sometimes these quick sketches open the door to new ideas and direction… And sometimes these sketches are attempts to resolve ongoing concepts. My glass sculptures are 3-dimentional… They have “volume”....

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Keep Your Art Glass Secure from Falling – Interior design tips

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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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Stand Placement video

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Stand Placement video

Quick video instruction for placement of the glass sculptures, the Avelino, the Caladesi, and the Montara on the custom made metal stands.       stand placement video...

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