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24 August 2017

Joe Walmsley announced as Managing Director

Joe Walmsley has been announced as the new Managing Director of Daedalian Glass Studios. Joe is the son of our Founder, Davia Walmsley and has been invested in the family business since a young age.

He re-joined Daedalian Glass Studios as a Company Director in 2012 following a 6-year hiatus. During this time, he worked in corporate finance in the City of London. Upon his return, he has implemented a restructuring of our project management approach and emphasised a greater focus on high-end customer experience.

Joe Walmsley and Davia Walmsley taking a break from glass working to celebrate a birthday.
Mother and Son, Founder and Managing Director of Daedalian Glass Studios taking time out from the studio to celebrate his birthday in 2012.

Over the past five years, Joe has gradually taken on more responsibility for the day-to-day running of Daedalian Glass Studios. This has allowed for a smooth transition through this process of succession and ensured a continuity in our high standards of design, production, and customer service.

Our Founder, Davia Walmsley will continue to inspire us through her artistry and design expertise. She will now be able to dedicate her time wholly to the studio team – developing the next generation of glass artists at Daedalian Glass Studios.

“It is a great honour to take the reins of the company that I have watched my parents build over the past 30+ years. Whilst I have some fresh ideas and exciting plans for the future of the company, I recognise that the strength of Daedalian Glass Studios is that it was built on the values of my parents, my mother’s artistic and technical ability with glass, and their commitment to design excellence.

Daedalian Glass Studios will continue to stand by its values; building relationships, exhibiting integrity, taking responsibility, delivering excellence, and creating inspirational glass. We will also continue to invest in our studio facilities, building on our current capabilities and adding new ones – such as hot glass – to ensure Daedalian Glass Studios continues to compete as one of the best glass studios in Europe.”

(Joe Walmsley, Managing Director)