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Senior Glass Studio Technician

LOCATION: Hambleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

JOB TITLE:  Senior Glass Studio Technician

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary of £22,000 per annum, with salary increase provided upon completion of the six month probationary period + pension contribution. 20 Days holiday per year, increasing by 1 day every two years, up to 25 days.

If you are relocating, assistance can be provided.

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm. Finishing at 1pm most Fridays.

THE COMPANY: Daedalian is one of Europe’s leading glass studios, for the range of decorative glass expertise and the scale of projects delivered, both in the UK and around the world.  Founded in 1986, Daedalian remains a family run business, providing in-house design, manufacturing, and installation services for specialist glass decoration, both architectural and artwork.  Daedalian’s customers are mainly architects and designers from a wide variety of sectors but focusing on private residential and hospitality.

An excellent opportunity for an experienced glass maker to join the studio team of experienced glass technicians – with the chance to develop and grow within a company of highly skilled people, delivering unique and exciting, and often challenging projects in the UK and abroad.

Key responsibilities for the role:-                                                                

  •  Working with other Senior and Junior Glass Technicians on studio production, such as; cutting and carrying glass, preparing kilns for lamination or warm glass firings, prepping stencils for etching, silvering, polishing, gilding, to name but a few techniques
  • Accepting deliveries and checking them against purchase orders for quantity and quality
  • Working with power tools and studio equipment, along with powders and resins, and other materials

 Key experience/skills required for the role:-                     

  • Ideally educated in glass working but otherwise experience in a decorative glass company specialising in one of the disciplines mentioned above or on Daedalian’s website
  • There are two Senior roles available – one is for a casting specialist, understanding mould making and having worked with lead crystal or soda
  • Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management for advice
  • Calm and focused approach to working
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • Basic IT skills; Microsoft Outlook + Excel

Support and training will be provided.


Junior Glass Studio Technician

LOCATION: Hambleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

JOB TITLE:  Junior Glass Studio Technician

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary of £18,000 per annum, with salary increase provided upon completion of six month probationary period + pension contribution. 20 Days holiday per year, increasing by 1 day every two years, up to 25 days.

If you are relocating, assistance can be provided.

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm. Finishing at 1pm most Fridays.

THE COMPANY: Daedalian is one of Europe’s leading glass studios, for the range of decorative glass expertise and the scale of projects delivered, both in the UK and around the world.  Founded in 1986, Daedalian remains a family run business, providing in-house design, manufacturing, and installation services for specialist glass decoration, both architectural and artwork.  Daedalian’s customers are mainly architects and designers from a wide variety of sectors but focusing on private residential and hospitality.

An excellent opportunity for a budding maker to join the studio team of experienced glass technicians – with the chance to develop and grow within a company of highly skilled people, delivering unique and exciting, and often challenging projects in the UK and abroad.

Key responsibilities for the role:-                                                                

  •  Assist Senior Glass Technicians with studio production, such as; cutting and carrying glass, preparing kilns for lamination or warm glass firings, prepping stencils for etching, silvering, polishing, gilding, to name but a few techniques
  • Accepting deliveries and checking them against purchase orders for quantity and quality
  • Working with power tools and studio equipment, along with powders and resins, and other materials

 Key experience/skills required for the role:-                     

  • Ideally, education in glass working but training in handmade manufacturing method will suffice coupled with a keen interest to learn about glass decoration
  • Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management for advice
  • Calm and focused approach to working
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • Basic IT skills; Microsoft Outlook + Excel

Support and training will be provided.


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, dependent 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 traveled 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.