VORTEX 13 is the studio and Showroom of Master Goldsmith and sculptor Douglas Zaruba. After receiving a BFA in Painting and Sculpture at SUNY at Buffalo, Douglas completed his apprenticeship under German Master Goldsmith H.J. Steiniger before becoming one of the first Designer Jewelers to exhibit at the Jewelers of America show in NYC. He has exhibited at the ACC Craft Shows, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the American Craft Museum in NYC, as well as the JA trade show in Las Vegas. He opened his first gallery in Frederick, MD in 1989 and retired in 2004 to move to Bocas del Toro, Panama, where he still maintains an artist retreat on a remote island in the Caribbean. He returned to Frederick in 2010 and re-open his gallery in his old store location at 35 N. Market St, where he continues to create exceptional designs in jewelry and sculpture.

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