Welding student designs with glass
Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012 17:11
Glass Blowing. One would never expect that a MATC student would have such a unique hobby outside of their normal everyday studies. However, Daniel Drezdzon (an MATC welding student) and his friend Alex Riedel have their own studio in which they practice the wonderful art.
Riedel began blowing glass about 2 years ago, and since then he has seen tremendous increase in his business. In his garage he has two mounted blowtorches, along with various other equipment for the job. He currently sells his glassware to Starship Tattoo and Piercing in West Allis and is looking to increase his sales to other local area businesses.
Drezdzon began working with Riedel about 8 months ago and truly enjoys the art. He has grown in his talents as a glass blower and hopes to continue helping Riedel with the business for quite some time.
Both gentlemen spend the majority of their time in the shop blowing glass, and making all types of visually stimulating pieces. Riedel tends to be around in the morning and Drezdzon in the evening. Glass blowing has become their lifestyle and they plan on keeping it that way for a long time.