Jan 22, 2018
Episode 184- Takoda
Madrona: Discussing his new show “Double
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
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
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