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24 May 2023

My first 100 days at Daedalian Glass Studios by Gladys Ajayi

A Journey into the World of Decorative Glass

I have always had a creative streak, but I can assure you that I never imagined I would go from watching glass shows on Netflix to working in a real-life Glass Studio.

As someone with a passion for learning due to my innate curiosity, I have always been intrigued by the endless opportunities to develop new skill sets that exist in different industries. Recently, I had the privilege of joining the team at Daedalian Glass Studios as a Business Analyst, and I can confidently say that this experience has been, and continues to be, nothing short of amazing. I have gained valuable insights into the world of interior design and the complexities of glass manufacturing I still feel like I have only just begun scratching the surface though!

The bespoke decorative glass industry is a complex and fascinating field that requires a vast array of skills and techniques to be learned in order to be able to offer the best solutions for clients. From the basics of glass cutting and polishing to the intricacies of stained glass, casting, and glass fusing, there is always something new to discover and master. When I started this journey, I never imagined  the scale of technical knowledge that I would need to learn to be able to process the right solutions for our clients. I find myself working really hard to understand the key pieces of information that determine whether one manufacturing process or another is the correct one to propose (reconciling manufacturing tolerances, BS Code compliance, and a value efficient proposition). The process of creating decorative glass requires patience, attention to detail, and a keen eye for design. I have learned to appreciate this craft’s complexity and beauty and approach each project with a sense of wonder and creativity.

I know I sound like ‘glass’ is the next best thing since sliced bread. The benefits of decorative glass, from its versatility and beauty to its practical applications in interior design, can be likened to sliced bread.  the versatility and endless customisation options when working with glass brings an ability to easily specify truly bespoke, luxurious materials to interior designers in the same way that sliced bread brought bread to the masses by providing pre-packaged, thin and uniform slices of bread – easy for households worldwide to work with and easy to consume.  This is especially true with Daedalian Glass Studios ‘one-stop service’.

I look forward to continuing to learn, grow and collaborate with project managers, interior designers, and architects in this exciting and dynamic field. Welcome to my journey in the world of decorative glass.

– Okeyinfu ‘Gladys’ Ajayi