Takoda Mardrona is a lampworker well known for his fillachellos and his Instagram videos. Takoda is currently 27 but started working glass almost 11 years ago and has been working full time as a glassblower for 5-6 years. Currently he has his own dairy farm turned glass studio out of Sheldon Vermont and enjoys taking on a variety of glass projects. Takoda says hes learned a lot from other glass blowers in the community and mentioned how John W's post on Facebook helped develop his favorite techniques fillachellos and reticello. When asked about collabs Takoda works solo in his daily operations but will often collaborate with Sherbet, Tony Lacort, and Durin glass.
Takoda believes the glass industry will experience exponential growth following legalization. Takoda tries to get out of the shop as much as possible by learning to repaint his car, doing home improvement projects, snowboarding, kayaking, skateboarding, and going on hikes. I asked Takoda what he thinks an alien would do for a Klondike bar and he expressed genuine belief in extraterrestrial life but thinks that they would have little use for our favorite frozen treats.