As I made my short commute to our studio today, I soaked in the amazing Fall Foliage here in Philadelphia PA.
This thought came across my mind today….
““When your mind is elsewhere, you miss the beauty around you”
Today’s journey into art glass, brought me to this lovely image of a glass acorn. The style of of art glass is Reticello. The Glass Acorn was made by Dante Marioni in 2010, Scottish Gallery. I was rather curious to know “what is Reticello in glass?”
My background in glass is still rather new to me, since joining forces with my husband and business partner Bernard Katz in 2002. I am filled with wonder and awe in glassmaking. Each wonderful work of art in glass, I ponder how was this made? So come along with me, as I explore the glass technique of Reticello.
The Reticello technique is so well demonstrated by William Gudenrath at Corning Museum of Glass.
Wonder how the Glass Acorn was created, behold Dante Marioni in glassblowing action.
I have been admiring Alex Bernstein’s contemporary art glass sculptures for quite awhile. So today I am exploring Alex Bernstein’s technique of sculpting art glass.
Alex Bernstein uses a casting and mold process of his glass sculptures and than carves within his glass. To see his glass art process do visit his website at Glass Art Process| Alex Bernstein Glass.
I love that Alex Bernstein creates sculpture with glass. Glass shows the light within and is transparent. With a natural light source, glass can change colors creating a dramatic effect.
The texture of Alex Bernstein’s glass sculptures remind me of canyons and jagged mountains. His contemporary art glass sculptures are inspired by natural elements, perhaps that is why I am intrigued by his work?
To learn more about Alex Bernstein and his glass sculptures please do watch this wonderful video.
The work of David Bennett is rather amazing! Even more impressive is his life’s story, which I call the dance of life in glass art. David Bennett has reinvented his life’s career three times! At the age of 50, he stumbled upon glassblowing, and became enthralled with the process.
Knowing the amount of hard work to master the technique of glassblowing, I cannot believe the true talent David Bennett beholds!
David Bennett explains his technique, “As we’ve stretched the technical processes of blowing glass into metal, I’ve had more and more artistic freedom. Our figures can be lighter and wilder in their motions, and we’ve become able to manipulate the glass around its armatures in increasingly playful ways.”
The movement of the aerial acrobats are free flowing and as if they are dancing in the air.
To view more of David Bennett’s whimsical works of art: Holstein Galleries David Bennett
Glass Artwork in Red can capture one’s attention within any room interior. My favorite glass artists that make a statement in red are Kevin Gordon, Ben Sewell, Dante Marioni, Marta Klonowska and Dominique Beaupre-St Pierre.
The tallest hand blown glass vase that Bernard Katz makes is the Large Root Vase. Judging from the image of Bernard Katz holding the piece, one can see the full height of the vase at 25 inches tall.
The Large Root Vase takes several days to create from the hand blown process to the etching the tree roots. The final step of the process is putting two glass pieces together with a strong adhesive glue. After several days of drying the Large Root Vase in Sunset Salmon is ready to ship.