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.
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Hope you enjoy this chat with takoda madrona as I know it’s going to be insightful and fun
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