Joseph Enszo

Zanfirico 18
7 x 12 in

About the Artist

Joseph Enszo holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Ceramics. He is an emerging studio artist who has worked and studied in the ceramics and glass industries for 17 years.

The Enszo Studios aesthetic is a unique intersection of 3 components: Italian decorativeness, Eastern simplicity, and a reference to natural science. The work often begins with elements of traditional Italian glassblowing like zanfirico cane and murrine. However, the process by which these elements have traditionally been made has been completely re-engineered. The new techniques result in unique, refined effects, as well as a large reduction of energy use.

The elements are then laid out and fused into flat slabs, which in turn are cut square on a water-cooled diamond saw, ground and smoothed with a wet belt sander, and sometimes sandblasted. Finally the piece goes back to the kiln for slumping, fire polishing, and annealing.

Enszo Studios innovation extends to our dedication to reducing our impact on the environment. We have developed new processes and proprietary equipment that save over 90% energy compared with the traditional methods used in other studios. We continue to pursue novel research to further reduce the amount of time any kiln, torch, or furnace must be on. At the same time, we use the smallest and most efficient equipment necessary for the task at hand. Finally, we are always on the lookout for ways to reduce the creation of waste glass, and to re-use and recycle more of what we do generate.

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