Propped up near Vilano Beach is where glassblowing artist, Thomas Long resides with his wife, Lahib Jaddo and dog, Einstein.
Their home, with unique purple barn doors serving as entry to the garage or “Hot Shop” serves as more than a house, but as a studio and workspace for both Long and Jaddo, who is also an artist.
The “Hot Shop” is where Long works his artistic glassblowing skills and is named appropriately as such because of the intense heat created by making his masterpieces. In the summer, he closes the “Hot Shop” down because it gets too hot, Long said. However, the creativity in this glassblower’s mind continues year-round and never ceases to amaze.