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Waiting Child: Blowing glass with Ryder

From making basic flowers to advanced pieces like a giant cheeseburger, Ryder learned the finer points of glass blowing. (KTUL)

Dan Kilbride at the Tulsa Glassblowing School taught 16-year-old Ryder about the art of glass blowing. Surprisingly it’s more complicated than what one may think, “Most people would say it’s easy and a two-step process, but no. It’s more complex than people would think,” explained Ryder.

From making basic flowers to advanced pieces like a giant cheeseburger, Ryder learned the finer points of this art. “From straight hot to liquid, to drippy, to solid pieces, and back to fluid. It’s really fun!” said Ryder.

Ryder is obviously not afraid to try out new things. He likes to cut hair, tinkers with engines and says his family history has helped shape is varied interests, “The caring side, where I like to try new things. I like to help people and get the hands on fun of rebuilding something. I like to tear it apart and put it back to together and find out how it works.”

Ryder is a smart kid and likes school. Science and math used to be subjects he was passionate about, “I still like science, but him getting more into history. The history of Oklahoma.” He would also like to start a new history, with a new family.

He doesn’t ask for much. He says, “I want a family that can support me financially and mentally. I would like a family that’s hands on and stuff like that.”

If you are ready to build a forever home with Ryder or if you are interested in any of the children we’ve featured on Waiting Child, call 800-376-9729.

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