About me

Winston Doull
1947 born in Zimbabwe, son of a musician
4 years education in telecommunication in South Africa
Lifesaving and surfing in Durban
1971 Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro yacht race, Admirals Cup in GB on the Dutch yacht “Bolero”
via Portugal and Greece to Israel
1971-77 trained in an artglass-workshop on a kibbutz in Israel, stained glass, fusing, slumping
1977 -79 studied glass blowing at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem
1979-1990 studio in the Arts and Crafts Lane in Hutzot Hayotzer, Jerusalem
Working with other professionel artists, Winston
developed skills and knowledge in arts and crafts
working with different materials like leather, metals,
ceramics, paint and mosaics. Whenever there was a
problem with the execution of a project, there would
be someone that had a solution.
That background has influenced the way Winston
works with glass, hot and molten or cold and hard. He
always finds a new way of treating and shaping the
glass. Throughout his life Winston met people that opened up new
perspectives to his life.
One of the most important is his friend and mentor, the Israeli
artist Motke Blum. A highlight in their relationship was the
restoration of an antique mosaic during an archaeological dig
outside the city walls of Jeruasalem.
Ghani Torso of Venice helped Winston to build his first
glassmelting furnace.
Dani Verberne, teacher at Bezalel Art School and close friend
taught him glassblowing and furnace building. He also
introduced him to Lino Tagliapetra and Dale Chihuly.
In Malta Winston met Elio Quarisa from Murano who fascinates his viewers with the dance he
performs with molten glass.
Living in Germany since 1990 Winston works in many different tecniques e.g. stained glass,
fusing,slumping, casting, glassblowing, beadmaking .
He developes and manufactures tools and kilns to suit the different styles of work.
In 2003 Winston spent a few weeks in Malta helping Phoenician Glass Co. set up beadmaking and
fusing departments.
As guest lecturer in 2004 at the School of Design at the Metropolitan College in Glasgow, Winston
intrduced his latest invention, the Grotto Kiln.
He devotes much of his time sharing his knowledge and experience by running workshops and
demos of glass beadmaking in Europe and USA.

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