Julia Reimer is known for her elegant, refined and contemporary glasswork. The Alberta artist’s skill in manipulating glass is showcased in this exceptionally beautiful and detailed work—the Incalmo Platters. Incalmo is an Italian word used to describe the challenging and complex technique of joining together two separately blown glass bubbles while they are still hot. The design of this round platter in a fresh, bright aqua is elevated to a modern art piece as its center is a contrasting swirl of black on opaque white.
“Incalmo…it is not something that many glassblowers do. The black stripes are another traditional Italian glassblowing technique and they create such beautiful optical effects.”
She first studied glass blowing at the Albert College of Art and Design. Reimer has since exhibited across Canada and internationally in Australia, South Korea, Scotland and the US. For her elegant sensibility, Reimer received the inaugural National Award for Glass from the RBC and Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in 2008. She has received grants and scholarships from the Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and was artist in residence at the University of South Australia, Northlands in Scotland and in New York at the Corning Museum of Glass -- to name just two. Julia Reimer is the co-owner of ‘Firebrand,’ a glass studio in the foothills of Alberta.