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Google 360-degree view

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Google 360-degree view

See inside Bernard Katz Glass studio and gallery!   Google’s new Business Street View is up and running. If you are familiar with Google’s Street View , then the new ” Business Street View” actually gives you a 360-degree view of inside a business or place. Still very new, so only select cities and a small amount of businesses are included. Bernard Katz Glass in Philadelphia happens to be one of those selected businesses! It is connected through our local Philadelphia sister website – Katz Glass Design.com To see a 360-degree view of our gallery and glass...

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Glass Blowing basics Tutorial 3

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Glass Blowing basics Tutorial 3

This is the 3rd tutorial video in a series of glass blowing basics and glass studio processes. In this short tutorial video, Bernard Katz covers what the main components are that make up a basic simple glass formula. Bernard fills the furnace with the ‘batch’ along with some recycled glass. He throws in about 50 pounds or so every 1-2 hours until the furnace is full. Filling the furnace is a process called ‘charging’. Melting a full tank of glass takes about a day with the furnace at a high temperature of around 2400 degrees. Resources and more information used in...

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Glass Blowing Basics Tutorial 2

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Glass Blowing Basics Tutorial 2

This is the 2nd tutorial video in a series of ‘basic glass blowing’ and glass studio processes. In this video, Bernard Katz narrates as Steve Stens and Chris Wheeler demonstrate how a color overlay is done in glass blowing. The color overlay is one of a few main ways that color is added to clear glass to get colored glass. Tutorial 1 showed what the bar color is that is used in this video. With this method, the color is just a thin layer sandwiched between the layers of clear glass. This gives the illusion that the entire glass vase or glass sculpture is made of that color. You...

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