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Glassblowing in Cape Cod

Glassblowing in Cape Cod
Spent several relaxing days in Cape Cod, MA. The town we visited was Dennisport, MA which happened to have our good friend Fritz Lauenstein’s glass art studio. Of course I had to visit on the hottest day. I can only imagine what it was like for Fritz who was in the midst of blowing glass. Fritz Glass is located on Upper County Road in Dennis Port, Cape Cod.  A fantastic location! Enjoy my images from my visit with Fritz Glassblowing Studio!...
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Italian and American Glass Art | Philadelphia Museum of Art

Italian and American Glass Art | Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Tradition Reinvented: Italian and American Glass Art exhibit currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit features the glass art work from Dante Marioni, Lino Tagliapietra, and others. All of the featured contemporary glass artists have been influenced by traditional Italian glassmaking techniques. I have admired for many years, the hand blown glass artwork created by Italian glass master, Lino Tagliapietra. To see his large scale vessels in person is impressive! His glass sculptures titled, Balbao and Dinosaur, really caught my eye. The dramatic lighting highlighted the colorful forms...
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Buying Contemporary Hand Blown Glass

Buying Contemporary Hand Blown Glass
Buying contemporary hand blown glass online can be a challenge. Many questions arise from our customers, how do I find the right Bernard Katz Glass sculpture online? Understanding our customer’s concerns about how the piece will look within their homes, we work closely with each customer. We select artwork that suits your taste in glass design. All details are taken into consideration from color, texture, shape and dimensions. Katie Katz takes images of each selected glass piece to share with our customers. A choice is made and arrives at their final destination. A new...
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Working in Pastels

Working in Pastels
Working in pastels, is a wonderful way for my mind to escape. The past few months I have reawakened my passion for drawing. My favorite theme is landscape drawing. I formed an art group, at our glass studio. We meet once a week, to keep each other on track. A snapshot of one of our nights. Ready to move on to larger scale...
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Glass Art Sculpture in the Making

Glass Art Sculpture in the Making
Glass Art Sculpture the making of a Bernard Katz Glass design from start to finish. A behind the scenes view from our glass studio in Philadelphia. Bernard and I decide on the perfect colors to use for our glass sculptures. There are many colors to choose from opaque to glass powders. Bernard works with two skilled assistants to create the piece within our glassblowing studio. The hot glass process of sculpting each piece can take up to an hour. Due to the extreme high temperatures, the piece must stay up to temperature, otherwise the sculpture may break. The glass sculpture is slowly brought down to...
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