Learning about glass blowing was by far my favorite bit of research for The Passionate One. I’d watched plenty of glass blowing tutorials on YouTube, but there’s nothing like experiencing the real thing. I’d originally planned a glass blowing date as part of the “Matt is Not Boring” plan he concocts, but the moment I stepped into the studio, I knew I’d found Matt’s passion and glass blowing had to be a bigger part of the story.
At the studio, my daughter and I met Amelia, who runs the showroom, and Vicente, the master artist. We were the last appointment of the day and when they learned I was researching a book, they gave me triple the normal time and very patiently answered all my questions. They even let me try several different techniques that were not part of our original lesson.
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This was one of the funnest things I’ve ever done and a heartfelt thank you to Holdman Studios. Visit their website to see some of the amazing pieces Vicente and the other artists have made. Once you’ve tried it and know firsthand how difficult it is, their skill is simply breathtaking.
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