Our Blog

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.

Cleaning Glass Artwork

Cleaning glass artwork can be simple and straightforward. However, I have some tips to consider to help prevent possible damage while cleaning hand blown glass art…

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Repairing Glass Tips

People contact us often about repairing glass. They figure since we make hand blown glass, repairing glass would be a simple thing for us to do. However, most repairs are rarely simple…

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Potato in Glass

Dipping a potato in a hot glass furnace may seem like an odd thing to do. This is actually an old glass factory trick…

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Custom Hand Blown Glass

Custom hand blown glass is something we do. Creating custom work can be fun and interesting… And at times, the creative process for custom work can lead to other ideas to explore in our 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…

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3 Ways To Tell If Glass Art Is 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…

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Why People Buy Art

There are many reasons why people buy art. But for the collector who is passionate about art, one reason looms large…

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Making Something

Making something that has the potential to strike an emotional chord with a viewer… Making something that may encourage someone to think a little deeper…

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Dependency in Art and Life

The motif of dependency in art and sculpture has long been an explored subject matter. Whether blatant or subtle, relationships depicted are concluded to have a certain dependency.

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Henry Moore Influence

Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth have significantly grown as inspiration and influence on my own artwork and glass sculpture. In the first article, Inspiration in Art, I explained the complexity about inspiration…

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Influence Behind My Glass Sculptures

In my previous article about inspiration, I talked about the trickiness with the common question, “What is your inspiration?” In that article, I did not state the actual influence behind my glass sculptures…

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Inspiration in Art | Glass Sculpture | Bernard Katz

The inspiration in art and in my own artwork, primarily in my glass sculpture, has for me been a tricky question. Why? Probably the top question besides, “What is it?” that is often asked of an artist, would be, “What is your inspiration?”…

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Can’t Draw a Straight Line

"I can't draw a straight line." - I'm sure there is a good chance you may have heard someone make this statement at one time or another. When I hear someone say this, it usually means it is code for - "I am not creative enough to do thing (x), or thing (y)."...

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