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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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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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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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Why Good Ideas Go Bad

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Why Good Ideas Go Bad

Why do some good ideas go bad? All ideas start out as “good ideas”… but along the way some ideas become bad. It is easy to claim an idea as being good or bad when looking back in time. In art and in life, choices are the bits and parts of an idea as it is happening – “I think it would be a good idea to use this color because… ” or “This will be great as soon as I… ” When good ideas go bad Insecurities and realization are the cancer of ideas originally considered to be good. Sometimes even the smallest negative reaction to your idea...

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