Michael de Leon, Lead Gaffer


"The hardest working guy I know"...

Tembo is lucky to have this guy around.  Michael has been blowing glass since about 1998.  When he is not in the hotshop you can find him working 12 hour shifts in the ER, attending nursing school, raising three kids and eating his favorite food, TACOS.  Mike is wonderful to have around the shop because he never thinks a job is too complicated (even when it is).  This positive attitude is infectious and has saved many a project from doom.  Michael is the primary gaffer on the big Tembo projects and co-glass blowing instructor.  ALSO! Some of his personal pieces are for sale in the Tembo Gallery.  Contact owner for appointment.