This week we were catching up with Jacky from August Glass Designs. Who will be joining us for the first time at our Small Business Saturday event on December 2nd in Shoreham.
Tell us a bit about where it all began with August Glass Designs...
I began making glass terrariums just after I left school, which is a very long time ago now! I was taught in-house at a fantastic glass business based at that time in Brighton. Over the years I have continued to make glass structures and glass gifts, but it is only within the last three years that i have returned to it seriously and I have now set up August Glass Designs.
How has your business grown since the early days?
August Glass Designs has gone from strength to strength! I am constantly creating more designs and recently I have added sandblasting and kiln fusing into my work.
Is there anything in particular you enjoy creating the most?
I have a few terrarium designs that i am quite fond of and I particularly enjoy the challenge of the more sculptural versions of them. I make a large tank terrarium and add detail with sandblasting, i love to see all the elements of the design coming together.
Which part of attending fairs and markets do you enjoy the most?
I love the buzz of craft fairs and I enjoy meeting people as I tend to run my business online for most of the year. At craft fairs I get to have a good chat with fellow makers and visitors to the fair and often some of them are return customers. So its always nice to catch up with them.
Our event is getting really close now! Will you be offering anything special for the small business Saturday?
I am looking forward to to offering some new designs this year and am really keen on some of my sandblasted glass structures, the possibilities for design are endless and I have many more up my sleeve!
Do you have anything in the pipeline for 2018?
Planning ahead to next year, I am intending to create a glass lighting range with the participation of my partner, who is a whizz with wood and metalwork!
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