At the ages of 21 and 25,
brothers Tate and Aaron Bezdek became the youngest hot glass studio owners in the nation.
Dedicated and passionate about the ancient art form of glass blowing both Tate and Aaron committed themselves to the craft in 2012.
With the goal of opening their own studio, they worked as apprentices in Sacramento, CA, climbed the ranks at a local studio in Berkeley, CA, traveled to Italy to learn from the masters themselves, took courses across the country educating on the craft - as well as the equipment - and wrangled as many Art Festivals as they could fit into the years selling their creations every step of the way.
Six challenging & exciting years later, the studio opened & the furnace is HOTT! (check us out on Instagram for photos of the build @2bglass)
In earlier years Tate and Aaron would spend a tremendous amount of time outdoors. The silence and clarity they experienced in nature during their adolescence influenced their ambition and drove their certainty that they would one day be craftsmen.
Nature not only allowed their internal artist to play, to imagine the possible, but it also allowed them to breath and believe.
As the years passed, they became more and more clear about what they wanted, how they could make it happen, the research and education they needed and the construction and equipment they had to learn how to build.
They knew it was going to be hard and that they were going to need more money and resources then they had, but they took small steps and moved forward anyway.
As a duo the Bezdek's have a simple, yet captivating retro modern style. They aspire to be sharp craftsmen, creating functional works of art that leave a legacy in the homes they reside in. The Bezdek's enjoy collaborating on beauty and sharing the vision of a rare craft with others - bringing imagination to life.
"Every day in the shop is inspiring, knowing that each gather of molten glass at the end of our pipe can become just about anything. We hope that you will fall in love with hand blown glass the way that we have."-Tate and Aaron