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Bernard Katz
Works at Bernard Katz Glass: creating hand-blown contemporary art glass sculpture for galleries, art consultants, and private collections worldwide
Attended Tyler School of Art
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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My first attempt at making background music
In my past videos, I would purchase 'licence rights' or try to find some hokey, lame free music... And at times, I still had issues with YouTube flagging me for 'copyright' stuff.

So, I decided to breakout my crappy guitar and crappy old computer mic and make my own hokey, lame background music for this video of some new glass sculpture.

For more photos of this sculpture: http://bernardkatz.com/senado-glass-sculpture/
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+Brian Fields Thanks! I didn't want to pay $30 to use a licensed track. I came close to using a YouTube track, but nothing seem to fit the mood.

I figured I could come up with something for 48 seconds worth of video. At first  +Katie Katz said my noble-effort-of-a-song still was not the "mood' she was looking for.

She wanted some sort of jazzy ambient hip hop thing... I had to remind her where the water's edge was when it came to my musical skills and severe lack of equipment... She grew to like my background track :)
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Movie themed pop corn birthday cake
My daughter wanted a movie themed birthday cake. I don't bake very often, and have never made fondant icing before... This was my noble effort. Making mini marsh mellows look like popcorn took forever... So this will probably be my first and last pop corn cake.
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+Donna Triska Thank you!
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I'm finally starting to get the material set-up closer to the look of my actual frosted glass sculptures. I used actual glass pieces for reference.

I also made a side-by-side comparison test image of the real glass blue piece and the 3d model version, which I can post if anyone is interested in seeing how it looks next to the real thing.
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Designer Insights
Thank you +Terry's Blinds for our recent feature in Designer Insights!

The Designer Insights series provides a quick view into a designer’s world. Many top designers have been highlighted in this series.

To read more - http://www.terrysblinds.co.uk/blog/2014/10/07/designer-insights-bernard-katz/
#interiordesign   #artglass     #artinstallation   #sculpture  
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Aurora glass forms
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Thanks +Brian Fields and +Susan Gabriel !
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If I had to pick a favorite Led Zeppelin song... 
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+glenn g Actualy when the levee breaks is not a Led Zepellin song. But their versoin is waaaaay better 
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We just finished working on a custom glass sculpture installation project for a residential client.This photo was one of our ideas we proposed.

The dimensions are: 57" wide x 21" high x 13" deep
  #glasssculpture   #glassinstallation   #glassart   #artinstallation  
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Not anymore anyway ;-)
Maybe they'd make it the daily doodle on your birthday!
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+Brian Fields this was a test render and comparison to the real glass piece. On this particular render, I have a white plane behind the model to reflect light into the glass... This is a similar trick I would use while photographing  my actual glass work.
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+nGon- +Erich Toven Thanks, I agree the top left corner in this render has some problems. There were some issues caused by the solidify mod... I had to rework the geometry a bit to fix it. The earlier post below has the better version of the model.
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Glass Blowing Truck
A friend of mine, Kalen Erion, built a mobile glass blowing truck. I stopped by to help test it out on its maiden run... Pretty impressive!

It took Kalen about 4 years to finish it... Well, these type of things are never really finished. Anyway, he has more photos of the truck being built on his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/GlassRoutes

#glassblowing   #truck  
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CODA Video Awards 2014 Top 100
We need your vote G+'ers

Our video for our Art Glass Wall Sculpture project has been selected as a finalist for the CODAworx 2014 Video Awards!

The finalists with the most votes receive People's Choice Awards.

Winners from the jury and People's Choice Awards will be featured on the Huffington Post and at SOFA Chicago Show.

Any shares, re-shares, plus ones, tweets, and likes count as a vote!

You can see our Video Project here: https://www.codaworx.com/awards/video/2014/entries/glass-wall-sculpture-endo-corporation

To see our competition's entries in the 'Process' category: https://www.codaworx.com/awards/video/2014/entries

#glassart   #artinstallation   #awards  
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Hanging glass sculpture

From an interesting angle, +Katie Katz did a great job capturing this photo of our hanging glass sculpture in a tea color... Work in progress.

#glasssculpture   #blownglass   #sculpture   #hangingart  
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thank you +Brian Fields +Bernard Katz 
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Glass "murrine" by artist Loren Stump. $12,000 per slice.

This is probably the most impressive example of glass 'murrini' I have ever seen. Inspired by a Leonardo da Vinci painting, Loren Stump re-created the painting in the form of a glass murrine.

Traditionally, murrine is made by layering colored glass and pulling it into long rods. When the glass rods are cut, the cross-section reveals the image.

Simple patterns are usually the most common use of this technique in glass making... But this work by Loren Stump is on a whole other level in skill and technique. About ten slices of this glass murrine exist. Via- http://www.stumpchuck.com/
#glassart   #glass  
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Contemporary art glass sculpture and designer, but mostly a creative problem solver
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I am a professional artist, glass blower, and sculptor. I have been creating hand blown glass and glass sculpture almost for 20 years. As the owner of a glass studio and business, I wear many hats and consider myself more of a "creative problem solver".
 
My creative energy doesn't stop at the physical objects I make. My interest in technology, electronics, physical computing, 3D modeling squeeze their way into my world.

I have a very eclectic mix of interests including art, music, science, business topics, and of course humor is always welcome in my stream.

I enjoy G+ because it is the best place to meet and engage with extraordinary people all over the world.

With my wide range of interests, I have many kinds of circles. It is helpful to me to know a person's interest so I know which "circle" to include them in. If your "about" page is blank with little information, I have no idea which of my circles to include you in.

"Engagement" on G+ is key for me... If you engage with me , I will engage with you. I don't expect someone to always agree with me and I am not easily offended... So don't be shy, I won't bite :)

Side note - Does anyone else ever have the lyrics in their head from the Pina Colada Song by Rupert Homes when filling out the 'about' section??  

*To find out a little more about me and what I do, visit my website - http://bernardkatz.com/ or blog.





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    Glass, 1985 - 1989
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