A piece of glass, like a tropical beach, is comprised of sand, often renowned for its beauty, and can be hidden from sight with large enough curtains. Uncover geological beauty with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of hand-blown glass designs at Bernard Katz Glass.
The Bernard Katz Gallery spans the artistic spectrum, from beautiful hand-blown sculpture and ornamentation to functional glassware. With a broad selection of bowls, vases, and objets d'art, finding the right gift at the Bernard Katz Gallery is as easy as having an apple shot off your head by Isaac Newton. The speckled, two-tone texture of a Frit bowl brings focus to a dining-room layout ($60) and the hand-blown glass hearts offer a colorful keepsake ($22 each). Give the Cinderella of your life her very own glass pumpkin ($75), or teach pollen-poaching bees to buzz off with a colorful spray of glass flowers ($22).
The Manayunk art studio is open for public viewing of glassblowing on select days. Call ahead to inquire whether Bernard and his team of silicon-dioxide wranglers will be glassblowing when you scour the gallery.