D. Zolbert

Doug Zolbert’s work is characterized by his use of encalmo, classically known as Incalmo, which is a Venetian glass blowing technique that involves fusing different glass sections. Encalmo pieces are traditionally worked with several bands of color, stacked on top of each other to create a uniquely heady aesthetic.

Zolbert’s use of colour is also remarkable, his palettes are often a triad or complementary combination of primary colours, arranged in beautiful patterns of thick line work, sometimes accompanied by opal incrustations.

His pieces have an organic feel because of the use of curves in the designs, which combined with the encalmo technique and the colour palettes result in unique pieces with an almost primal feel to them.