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 rolling motion needs to be very smooth and consistent, otherwise flat spots may be created.
A small glimpse into the day in a life at Bernard Katz Glass studio making art glass sculpture. A four part video series on this day of making custom glass sculpture.
Links to parts in this video series
- blocking and papering hot glass
- marving hot glass sculpture
- necking glass with jacks
- using torches on glass sculpture