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Student Story – Julian

It all started with a wavy bowl.

Julian, a student at Jason Lee Middle School, didn’t have much interest in glass art, but needed some kind of elective so he signed up for our Daytime classes. When Summer School rolled around, he thought, “why not” – and that’s when things changed. Later talking about an experience with his friend Tanner, he said “it was really special to make a wavy bowl together” – and he now spends as much time as possible in the hot shop.

Julian is taking Daytime and After-School classes, and volunteers in our evening Team Production. His favorite experience so far has been blowing glass at Museum of Glass with his Hilltop Artists friends and he likes to tell people that “Dale Chihuly has had a big effect on my life.”

Julian‘s peers elected him March Student of the Month because of his incredible enthusiasm about glassblowing. He recently put a picture of himself on the hot shop fridge. He says – with a big smile – that he did that because “I just love to be here all the time.”