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Glass Studio Technician

Daedalian Glass Studios is currently recruiting for a Glass Studio Technician to join our design team.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of Davia Walmsley, President of the British Glass Manufacturers Association, and develop as a glass artist in their own right.

Requirements

  • Either a relevant university degree or experience working within a commercial glass studio.
  • An interest in working with a range of tools and techniques including; sandblasting, etching, fusing, casting, laminating, kiln forming and glass painting.
  • An ability to rote master technical skills with consistently high quality control.

Salary

This is negotiable, dependant on holding relevant qualifications and/or experience.  All employees are offered membership of a pension scheme.

 

Glass Studio Assistant

This entry-level position is suitable for an individual who is passionate about art and crafts but lacking in relevant formal qualifications and commercial experience. This role will provide the opportunity to work alongside our talented studio team and learn new skills.

Requirements

  • An interest in working with a range of tools and techniques including; sandblasting, etching, fusing, casting, laminating, kiln forming and glass painting.
  • An ability to follow instructions and work carefully with fragile materials.

Salary

This is negotiable dependant on experience. All employees are offered membership of a pension scheme.

 

Freelance Studio Technician

As Daedalian continues to grow and win new contracts, we occasionally need to employ experienced and talented freelance artists with a keen eye for detail to work alongside our in-house team for short periods (1 week – 3 months). We are able to organise short-term lodgings for these staff member within the local area and their salary is negotiable, dependant on experience.

We are looking for freelance artists who are skilled in the following techniques: Bevelling; Bonding; Casting; Etching; Fusing; Gilding; Intricate Cutting; Kiln Forming / Slumping; Mould Making; Laminating; Painting; Polishing; Sandblasting; Silvering.

 

Internships

Daedalian Glass Studios founder, Davia Walmsley is a strong believer in contributing towards the community of skilled European artisans by providing internships to students / recent graduates wishing to gain experience. All interns are paid a fair wage – we do not exploit those seeking entry to the industry – and we are happy to organise accommodation as necessary.

Previous interns have travelled from as far away as Germany and the Czech Republic to gain experience and some have returned for multiple years during breaks from formal education. Part of the reason for this is that while interns work under the guidance of experienced glass artists, they are allowed to work on real projects and perform meaningful tasks.

 


Apply

To enquire about an opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to: careers@daedalianglassstudios.com. If you wish to discuss further, telephone +44 (0)1253 702531.