Maker Of The Rain and a Maker Of Glass -WVP001

Today on the very first episode of the WV Podcast, we will introduce ourselves, the show, and tell about a visit with Ron Hinkle, a master glassmaker in Buckhannon, WV.


Jeff and Dee Holbrook met in 1982. Since both were determined to marry their best friend, and that just happened to be each other, love blossomed and they were married in 1983. They have always enjoyed working together on everything from singing, photography and child rearing (their daughter Ecil was born in 1990), to podcasting. Jeff started his solo podcast, Daggers Of The Mind on September 29th, 2014, and now, Dee has been bitten by the bug and the result is the WV Podcast. This works out great since Dee is such a natural. (I’m sure you can tell that Jeff is writing this!)

Jeff and Dee are both life long residents of West Virginia and love the people, the culture and yes, the MOUNTAINS! We have an amazingly beautiful state, and can’t wait to share the stories with you.


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“Special thanks to Tonya Kouns Holbrook for allowing us to use “Maker Of The Rain” as the theme music for the WV Podcast. A lifelong West Virginian, she composed and performed the piece.”



Ron Hinkle is a master glassmaker whose shop is near Buckhannon, WV. He makes many beautiful pieces of art and is a major advocate for the dying art of hand made glass. At the end of the article there is an audio clip of Ron telling about his philosophy of glass making, and another clip of Heidi Russell, who works for Ron in the glass shop. Check out video clips of this interview at:




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