Ambrosia, which is made from starfish, is a rare drink for the gods because Zeus’s lightning bolts usually miss the starwrigglers and hit the sand instead, turning it into unappetizing glass. Collect these godly globs with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of hand-blown glass designs from Bernard Katz Glass, whose Manayunk art studio is open for public viewing of glassblowing on select days.
The Katz gallery of hand-blown glasswork spans the spectrum of art, from beautiful sculpture and ornamentation to usable glassware. Give the Cinderella of your life her very own glass pumpkin ($75), guaranteed to never turn back into a gourd shoe, or enhance a space with a colorful flutter of butterflies ($30 each). Getting gift ideas at the Katz gallery is as easy as having an apple shot off your head by Isaac Newton, whether your tastes run to the speckled, two-tone texture of a Frit bowl ($50) or to the exotic, saucer shaped ringed Saturn oil lights ($80).
Bernard Katz's work has been featured in museums, galleries, and on the cover of World Art Glass Quarterly, as well as providing fused-sand enhancements to the lives of customers and at least one cat. Call ahead to inquire whether Bernard and his team of silicon-dioxide wranglers will be blowing while you scour the gallery of singular items.
This Groupon is valid for in-store purchases only.
Bernard Katz Glass posted some satisfied customer testimonials on his website:
- The Trans Bolinas was received today and we are VERY satisfied. Thanks so much for the beautiful work – and the ease of putting the order together. – Miles, San Francisco
- Thank you for enriching our homes with beautiful vases and unique creations! – Jen, Jenkintown, PA
- Every piece has a story behind it and we remember them all. – Sheryl, Chicago, IL