Name: Daria Kusk
Company Name: Daydream Glass
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In what year was your company founded?
I've been working with different forms of glass (fusing, lampwork, casting, stained glass) for more than twelve years, making jewelry for over 25 years.
Describe your products or services in detail?
I presently make one-of-a-kind lamp work jewelry and fused glass gifts. I've also created many custom stained glass panels for people's homes and businesses.
What made you start your business? What made you decide to use a particular material?
I started my business to support myself and two children. I formerly worked as an electrician, and after homeschooling my kids for ten years didn't have the interest of going back into manual labor full time. I've had a lifelong fascination with glass art and it's such a versatile medium that I don't think I'll ever run out of new things to do with it. I love the organic flow of the hot glass and the almost endless color combinations and reactions between certain glasses. It feeds my addiction to color and form.
What inspires you?
I get inspiration from nature, music, people and daydreaming, -hence the name - Daydream Glass.
Out of all your products which is your favorite and why?
My favorite things to make would be lampwork rings. I've always loved wearing rings and I'm delighted by the look of a glass ring. The colors and designs are almost limitless. I think they're a little more challenging, but more fun for me to make than beads.
Who is your target market?
Any one between the ages of 10 and 110.
Is crafting a full-time job for you?