Staklo was born in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up outside of Austin, TX. He was blowing soft glass as a hobby for two years before getting into boro and going full time since 2012.
“Honestly my favorite hobby is glass. Whenever I’m not working at the shop I’m usually thinking about what I’m gonna make next. Everything inspires me. But wanting to improve my work and learn all there is to know about glass is the biggest inspiration.” – Staklo