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The WyzGuy Radio Show with Jason Michael -Helping Today's Glass Artist Think Like an Artistic Entrepreneur

The WyzGuy Radio Show is dedicated to Educating and Inspiring through conversations with todays top-talents in the world of glass. Along with Artists, Host Jason Michael shares conversations with experts in areas pertaining to law, health, and business in hopes to bring light to areas of concern. Whether its heavy metal toxins, paying taxes, or how to properly set up a glass studio, we have a ton of fun in store for you.
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Jan 22, 2018
Episode 184- Takoda Madrona: Discussing his new show “Double Blown
 
Takoda was born in Vermont,  went to school in Arizona and Hawaii, and returned to Vermont in 2009. He completed high school in Hawaii and then two years of community college before becoming a full time glassblowing instructor. 
 
     Starting in 2012 he began his journey in glass and continues to this day where he is currently living in Burlington Vermont.  From 2013-2017 Takoda taught beginner and advanced one on one glassblowing lessons, repaired glass, developed production line glass for a small local company, taught others to make said pieces, and took on custom projects. Currently he is no longer teaching but still repairs glass and the occasional custom order.  His teacher  was Dylan Davis who no longer blows glass.  Other than the 20 hours Takoda spent learning from Dylan, he gathered knowledge from watching others work online and at demos along with working with friends. He is fortunate to live in an area with a lot of local talented glass artists who occasionally get together and share each other’s .  
 
You can find Takoda on instagram @TakodaMedrona or on his YouTube channel search Takoda or Double Blown.    He has recently launched a new YouTube show called double blown where he shares tips and tricks as well as discusses topics that impact our community.   I’ve been looking forward to this chat since reaching out to Takoda when I was tagged in a post for his new show.   His pendant work is amazing and has a southwest Indian Look with his intricate patterns and use of colors in his fillachellos.   He has a turtorial on his YouTube channel sharing his process of this technique.   A few topics I wanna cover with him is the origin of his name as it is his really name.  Also how in the hell does one work as a glass artists in the winter if you’re not below the snow belt. 
 
 
    Some quick house keeping....
 
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Hope you enjoy this chat with takoda madrona as I know it’s going to be insightful and fun 
 
Love you bunches. Happy Melting and Have a Wyz Day!! ..  
 
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Jan 12, 2018

Episode 183- J.D. Maplesden returns to discuss his film  "Vagabong:The American Pipe Dream"

Follow the journey of J.D. Maplesden as he shares the stories and passion of an ever growing community of glass artists pushing the boundries of the glass pipe.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/vagabong/248534498

 

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Jan 7, 2018

Hey everyone. Wanted to touch base and say hello and kick off the new year. Stay tuned for upcoming shows and announcements, as well as don’t forget to check out our sponsors.
For any comments or questions hit me up at info@wyzguymedia.com
Happy melting and will talk soon!

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