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Warming hearts at the glass studio

A spur of the moment invitation on Valentine’s Day, led to a warm adventure on a cold day.  We met with our friends at Bernard Katz glass studio, they shared in the glass process, gave a little demonstration and then we tried it out for ourselves.  I will take you on a little visual journey..

 

Safety demonstration of course.

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The rods were placed in a furnace and dipped in molten glass. After the rods were removed from the heat, it went through a little water bath so we could hold the rod. Then the fun part, twirling the hot glass and stretching it out to make a form.

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Letting gravity do most of the work

 

 

After a small demonstration of the sculpting tools, we tried working the glass. Very hot stuff! The temperature ranged over 1000 degree fahrenheit but the kiddo was not afraid to sculpt the molten glass.

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Glass sculpting bench and tools

 

 

The glass had to be reheated often as it began to cool down during the process. 

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Attempting to sculpt a flower

 

 

Samples of our finished pieces after a day of cooling.

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Not bad for our first time!

 

You can watch the professionals in action. This short video will demonstrate the glass blowing process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wonderful opportunities happen when you least expect it. I was invited to open up shop for two days at Bernard Katz Glass Studio. I will take the opportunity to showcase my art pendants, whimsical mixed media paintings and art card stationary. Plenty of affordable unique gifts. Prices ranging from $15. to $55.

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If you are in the Philadelphia area stop by and say hello. Light refreshments will be offered. 

Holiday Event Hours:

Saturday December 12,  10am-3pm

Sunday December 13,  12pm-4pm

Studio Location:

Bernard Katz Glass

3739 Sharp Street

Philadelphia, PA 19128

Artist Bernard Katz offers contemporary hand-blown glass sculptures

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B.Katz hand-blown glass ornaments

 

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Art Pendant jewelry – J.Barrile