Interview: Matt Hooper, Studio8.glass

Studio8.glass

 

 

Studio8.glass

 

How did the idea for your business come about?

Matt Hooper: Knowing that many other people would love to experience what I’m lucky to do every day.

What is the significant difference your business brings to the market?

Matt Hooper: Access to amazing raw materials from Dockyard Glassworks.

How did you decide on the location for your business?

Matt Hooper : Being located right in the Glassworks in Dockyard and being in the area where our market is, from the sales aspect to the bulk of the people we teach.

How important have good employees been to your success?

Matt Hooper: It is mainly a one man show but I have amazing support from my business partner and others who help me in the business.

Describe/outline your typical day?

Matt Hooper: Making jewellery, researching and testing new ideas. It’s a very experimental and hands on business.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

Matt Hooper: Seeing people wanting to buy my products.

What has been your most successful form of marketing?

Matt Hooper: Facebook advertising so far, but I think traditional brochures will be a bigger draw when I get them out next summer. .

How do you build a successful customer base?

Matt Hooper: Let the knowledge that we exist slowly spread, it takes time and many avenues of marketing and awareness.

What kind of culture exists in your organization?

Matt Hooper: Experimental

Excluding yours- what company or business do you admire?

Matt Hooper: Bermuda Jam Factory, they grew that business from hard, hands on work. From design to packaging the jam by hand, it takes a very determined, driven sort of person.

Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?

Matt Hooper: Comfortably teaching people in Dockyard and maybe spreading the idea if we get it together.

Describe your business in three words…

Matt Hooper: Creative, practical, satisfying.

We want to thank Matt Hooper for taking the time to answer our questions! You can contact at [email protected]

 

 

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