Tom Holdman began his career as a glass artist 20 years ago. Since then, he now holds an impressive place in the world of visual arts. He has a passion for sharing the designs in his heart and in his head. In a field where competition can be steep, he has committed himself to producing visually stunning, emotionally moving and inspiring pieces of art that stand the test of time. His journey has included enhancing edifices of all types—private and public, sacred and secular.

GLass Blowing Demonstration, Holdman Studios

He started early in his business by creating windows for many doors, entryways and cabinets-mostly in private residences. One of his first large-scale projects began in 1994, after only three years in business. Aware that a children's library was being built in his hometown of Orem, Utah, he envisioned creating a large mural of children's stories in stained glass. Even though Tom had not yet completed a project of such complexity or in that technique, he knew it was possible and was tireless to see it to fruition. It was completed in 1995. Tom was 25 years old. At 8" high and 32" long altogether, it continues to be one of the most talked about and appreciated aspects of the building. The window design was used to advertise the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for four years in a row.

Tom Holdman's philosophy is whether you speak English or another foreign tongue, whether you are LDS, Catholic, or another religion, the visual arts speak as a language on its own to all nations and people. Tom's mission is to bridge the gap of communication that divides us. This is being fulfilled as Holdman Studios work has been in many international newspapers and magazines (51 languages and counting). These include The New York Times, USA Today and as far away as Russia and Japan.

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