Experience design at scale
Hayden Craft was originally started by Terry Hayden.
He had been sandblasting glass as a hobby since 1982, but his hobby soon developed into a full time fascination. Together with his wife Nicky, they have developed a successful family business which is continuously evolving. In 1997 Terry started traveling and training internationally, mostly to Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic and England, gaining extensive knowledge from some of the best in the industry. 1998 brought them to their first Glasstec show in Dusseldorf, Germany. Terry was fascinated at all the possibilities, bringing innovative ideas back to Cape Town and developing them in his own exceptional expression. His constant search for new techniques and innovation has lead him on a path where his creative side can run free. Terry’s developed a 3 dimensional style in a lot of his work, letting light bounce off abstract angles while incorporating the fascinating spectrum of colours that glass can project.
His attention to detail is way beyond the average persons and he uses this to his benefit during repair jobs on crystal and glass pieces. This talent lead him to be sourced to repair an Australian Glass artists sculpture which is on display in the Cape Town Museum Volt.
Terry has collaborated with many well known South African artists, sharing his wealth of knowledge with them and visa-versa.