Posts Tagged "Bernard Katz"

Shipping Art Glass Sculpture

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Shipping Art Glass Sculpture

Packaging and shipping hand blown art glass sculpture may seem like an afterthought to some. However, making sure your art work has arrived unbroken does take some special care. We are often asked by customers about how we will ship their newly acquired glass sculpture. They may express concern about possible damage during shipping… After all it is glass and glass can be fragile. Each piece we make has unique qualities in size and shape. This can make properly packing our work for shipping a challenge. Because we have years of experience in shipping hand blown art glass all over the...

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3 Ways To Tell If Glass Art Is Valuable

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3 Ways To Tell If Glass Art Is Valuable

  Is Your Glass Art Valuable?   3 ways to tell if your glass art is valuable… there may be more ways, but most likely there are less. Attaching a value to art in general is very tricky. The price of art compared to its value can be very different. Things people collect, whether it is art, antiques, or something rare and unique, are generally valued at what someone is willing to pay. There are many factors involved in determining an object’s value.   Value Factors for Glass Art The following factors can help determine if your glass art or glass sculpture is valuable. Is...

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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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Why People Buy Art

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Why People Buy Art

There are many reasons people buy art. But for the collector who is passionate about art, one reason looms large. A collector always talks about the story or their “experience” of how they acquired a particular artwork. These stories range from visiting an artist’s studio to stumbling upon a hidden gallery while traveling. I watch and listen to collectors beam with emotion as they reminisce about how a particular artwork came into their lives… Sometimes never talking about the actual artwork. The artwork is important to them, but the “experience” they...

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William Morris Glass Sculpture and Influence

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William Morris Glass Sculpture and Influence

The glass sculpture by William Morris is usually the first thought I have when asked about which contemporary glass artists do I like. This is the type of question I could easily create a large list of artists and glass work. I could populate that list with glass blowers showcasing their technical skills and talent. I could include glass artists with a wonderful sense of aesthetic. I could “comb” through photos of amazing glass sculpture. I could even create categories based on functional and non-functional works in glass… But William Morris ‘s work and approach...

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