Our blog for inspirations, insights, and tips on glass and art
Our blog is where Bernard writes about his influences, inspiration, and tips about glass and art. He writes about the creative process in making glass sculpture. His articles touch on various aspects of creativity and art. Along the way, Bernard answers many questions he has encountered as an artist, sculptor, and glass blower.
Art vs Craft – part one As the studio glass movement has matured, the debate over what is craft and what is art seems clearer. My perception of this divide has influenced my approach with sculpture and working with glass as a medium. I’ll start with the craft end of things since manipulating a material is usually the first thing one does while learning something like glass blowing or woodworking. Craft – Technique driven, it’s that simple… or is it? Making an object that is driven by the pursuit of perfect...read more
I’m not sure if social media has a good or negative effect on art. A graphic design instructor once said to me, “To have effective advertising art, an eight year old should be able to figure out all the information in about five seconds.” He then said, “Fine art is something you spend more time with to fully appreciate.” Social media is socializing at sixty miles per hour. Information comes at us on a fast moving tech conveyor belt. You blink and you just missed the latest cat video… because that was so...read more
Creating a personal narrative with art When I engage with people as they looking at my glass work and sculpture, I find it interesting how quickly they will attach a personal experience to what they are looking at. This is great. This is what I want. Which is why, when asked, if the narrative they are describing are my intentions, I am cautious about stealing away their point of view. People are more drawn into things when they are able to attach a personal narrative or experience to an object. This is how I know that I struck a cord with...read more
Welcome to our New Website! We are excited about unveiling our brand new website for Bernard Katz Glass! After a lot of hard work, the complete redesign from the ground-up has an incredible amount of new features! To help you find what you are looking for more quickly, we’ve improved the overall navigation. Allowing you to find glass work, colors, styles more easily with one or two keywords, a ‘ search this site ‘ box is located at the top of the pages. Another way to narrow your search, we have also added a sitemap....read more