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  • Connect(ions)/Object(ions)

    Connect(ions)/Object(ions)

    Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    11 – 15 June 2018

    An exhibition of ceramics made by second year students from Cardiff School of Art and Design will be on show at the gallery at the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The Private View is on Monday 11 June from 5.00 – 7.00. Join us to see exciting and fresh new work inspired by the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The show then continues each day of that week until Friday 15 June from 11.00 – 4.00 with a warm welcome and free admission.

    This is a great opportunity for us to show the results of some of the inspiring collaborative educational work that we have been engaged in.

    More information >
  • The Ken Stradling Collection in 70 Objects

    The Ken Stradling Collection in 70 Objects

    Saturday 17 February – Saturday 26 May 2018

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of Ken Stradling’s association with design. To celebrate this landmark we are presenting an exhibition of 70 objects that showcases the diversity of this unique collection.

    The launch of 70 Objects takes place on Saturday 17 February from 11.00-4.00.

    To coincide with the launch we are offering a guided tour of the upper floors from 11.00 – 12.00. This event is now fully booked. 

    You will hear how Marcel Breuer came to design furniture for Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane in the 1930s, and fascinating stories behind many of the glass, ceramic and sculptural objects on view upstairs, as well as the history of the building itself.

    After the tour, the upper floors will be open for everyone to view as a special launch event.

    During the exhibition the ground floor gallery will be open every Wednesday and Saturday                     from 11.000 – 4.00.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Tribute to Marianne de Trey CBE

    Tribute to Marianne de Trey CBE

    From Saturday 18 November 

    As part of our ‘A Life in Clay’ exhibition we are delighted to present a tribute to the potter Marianne de Trey, who passed away last October at the age of 102. Marianne and Ken became good friends in the 1950s when the Bristol Guild first started stocking Marianne’s pots. Working from the Shinners Bridge pottery at Dartington from 1947, her pots reflect her liberal and egalitarian values, as she believed in the importance that crafts can play in the enrichment of everyday life.

     

     

    More information >
  • Upper floors of the KSC open in November

    Upper floors of the KSC open in November

    The upper floors of the Ken Stradling Collection will be open on each Saturday throughout November from 11am – 1pm.

    In addition to ceramics, glass, automata and prints you will find mid-century furniture, including internationally significant pieces designed by Marcel Breuer of the Bauhaus, which were manufactured in Bristol by Crofton Gane’s furniture company in the 1930s.

    A great chance to have a look around at your own pace, bring a sketch book, write a poem or just satisfy your curiosity
    as to what is actually up those stairs.

    The gallery showing A Life in Clay – British Studio Pottery from the KSC will be open as usual from 11.00 – 4.00.

    Free entry, no need to book.

    More information >
  • Kate Malone Talk at the KSC

    Kate Malone Talk at the KSC

    An Indian Odyssey

    Sunday 19 November at 6pm at the Bristol Guild Cafe

    This event is now fully booked.

    Join us for this very special Friends of the Ken Stradling Collection event with renowned ceramicist Kate Malone.
    Kate will talk about her love affair with India and the twenty inspiring journeys
    she has made there over the last 30 years.
    A long way from her first inspiring forays into design at the Bristol Guild as a young girl…
    Friends of the KSC have priority booking until 30 October.
    Tickets for this event are £15 to include a glass of wine or soft drink.
    Places are limited so please book early by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

     

    More information >
  • A Life in Clay – Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection

    A Life in Clay – Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection

    22 July – 22 December 2017

    Ken Stradling has collected studio pottery all his life, his very first purchase being an Elton ware vase when he was 16 in 1938 for £1.8s. And now, although the KSC has a wide range of media – furniture, glass, automata, prints – studio ceramics is the largest element of the Collection.

    A Life in Clay celebrates the creativity and originality of British studio potters in the 20th century and reflects Ken’s lifelong passion for ceramics. On show will be pieces by Sam Haile, Dan Arbeid, Gillian Lowndes, James Tower and Walter Keeler, as well as many others.

    The launch of A Life in Clay will take place on Thursday 20 July from 6-8pm and on Saturday 22 July from 11am-4pm, with the upper floors of the KSC being open to the public on both occasions.

    The exhibition will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm and admission is free.

    A Life in Clay has been curated to complement the Radical Clay exhibition at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. You can find out more about Radical Clay by visiting https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/radical-clay/

     

    More information >
  • Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    12 – 15 June 2017

    An exhibition of ceramics made by students from Cardiff School of Art and Design will be on show at the Design Study Centre.

    The Private View is on Monday 12 June from 5.00 – 7.00. Join us to see exciting and fresh new work inspired by the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The show then continues until Thursday 15 June from 11.00 – 4.00 with a warm welcome and free admission.

    This is a great opportunity for us to show the results of some of the inspiring collaborative educational work that we have been engaged in.

    More information >
  • Kaleidoscope: Colour in the Ken Stradling Collection

    Kaleidoscope: Colour in the Ken Stradling Collection

    Saturday 4 February – Wednesday 31 May 2017

    A mixed media exhibition exploring the various ways in which designers use colour in their work, and the different moods it can create. Among the many and varied objects on display you will find this pink Dyson vacuum cleaner from the early 1980s, a wonderful selection of studio glass and the bright and bold scarlet of a Thomas Heatherwick Spun chair. Never tried one out? Now’s your chance.

    The exhibition launch is on Saturday 4 February from 11am-3pm.

    The gallery is open every Wednesday 10am – 4pm and the following Saturdays: 4 February   4 March   1 April   6 May from 11am-3pm.

    FREE ADMISSION

     

    More information >
  • Eleanor Glover Talk

    Eleanor Glover Talk

    Wednesday 30 November at 6.30pm at the Design Study Centre – Fully Booked

    Eleanor will trace a serendipitous journey through graphic design, wooden toy making, sculpture and shadow theatre.

    She will illustrate the development of narrative within her work and the contribution of an eclectic range of influences and workplaces.

    See Eleanor’s website for more information about her work. www.eleanorglover.com

    This event is now fully booked.

    More information >
  • 2 + 2: an exhibition of 4 Bristol and Bath artists

    2 + 2: an exhibition of 4 Bristol and Bath artists

    Open 11am – 3pm on Saturday 1 October 2016 

    This exhibition explores the work of four artists – sculptor Eleanor Glover and painter John Stops from Bristol and Richard Freeman and Peter Wright, both ceramic artists from Bath. Ken has had a long relationship as friend and supporter of each of these artists, making this a very personal as well as significant show.

    The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open every Wednesday 10.00 – 4.00.

    The exhibition continues until Wednesday 4 January 2017 and will be open on Saturday 5 November and Saturday 3 December.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Tom Karen: Designer – Toymaker – Author – Speaker

    Tom Karen: Designer – Toymaker – Author – Speaker

    Wednesday 21 September at 6.15pm

    We are delighted that designer Tom Karen, an old friend of Ken’s, is coming to Bristol to give a talk about his life and work, and his particular interest in the importance of design for toys and equipment for children. He’s the man behind the Chopper bike, the Bush TR130 radio and Scimitar estate car to name just a few. 
    Find out more about Tom here: www.tomkaren.co.uk
     
    £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited and booking is essential. 
     
    Please email juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org to book a place.

     

     

    More information >
  • 2 + 2: an exhibition of four Bristol and Bath Artists

    2 + 2: an exhibition of four Bristol and Bath Artists

    Eleanor Glover, John Stops, Peter Wright and Richard Freeman

    Saturday 3 September 2016 – Wednesday 4 January 2017

    Exhibition launch on Saturday 3 September  12.00 – 3.00

    This exhibition explores the work of four artists – sculptor Eleanor Glover and painter John Stops from Bristol and Richard Freeman and Peter Wright, both ceramic artists from Bath. Ken has had a long relationship as friend and supporter of each of these artists, making this a very personal as well as significant show.

    To coincide with the launch on 3 September we are offering a tour of the upper floors and exhibition at 11am with Chris Yeo, Curator of the Collection and expert on the Antiques Roadshow.    £7 payable on the door. Booking strongly advised as places are limited – by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

    The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open Wednesdays  10.00 – 4.00

    and the first Saturday of each month  11.00 – 3.00 

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Connect(ions)/Object(ions)

    Connect(ions)/Object(ions)

    Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    11 – 15 June 2018

    An exhibition of ceramics made by second year students from Cardiff School of Art and Design will be on show at the gallery at the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The Private View is on Monday 11 June from 5.00 – 7.00. Join us to see exciting and fresh new work inspired by the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The show then continues each day of that week until Friday 15 June from 11.00 – 4.00 with a warm welcome and free admission.

    This is a great opportunity for us to show the results of some of the inspiring collaborative educational work that we have been engaged in.

    More information >
  • The Ken Stradling Collection in 70 Objects

    The Ken Stradling Collection in 70 Objects

    Saturday 17 February – Saturday 26 May 2018

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of Ken Stradling’s association with design. To celebrate this landmark we are presenting an exhibition of 70 objects that showcases the diversity of this unique collection.

    The launch of 70 Objects takes place on Saturday 17 February from 11.00-4.00.

    To coincide with the launch we are offering a guided tour of the upper floors from 11.00 – 12.00. This event is now fully booked. 

    You will hear how Marcel Breuer came to design furniture for Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane in the 1930s, and fascinating stories behind many of the glass, ceramic and sculptural objects on view upstairs, as well as the history of the building itself.

    After the tour, the upper floors will be open for everyone to view as a special launch event.

    During the exhibition the ground floor gallery will be open every Wednesday and Saturday                     from 11.000 – 4.00.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Tribute to Marianne de Trey CBE

    Tribute to Marianne de Trey CBE

    From Saturday 18 November 

    As part of our ‘A Life in Clay’ exhibition we are delighted to present a tribute to the potter Marianne de Trey, who passed away last October at the age of 102. Marianne and Ken became good friends in the 1950s when the Bristol Guild first started stocking Marianne’s pots. Working from the Shinners Bridge pottery at Dartington from 1947, her pots reflect her liberal and egalitarian values, as she believed in the importance that crafts can play in the enrichment of everyday life.

     

     

    More information >
  • Upper floors of the KSC open in November

    Upper floors of the KSC open in November

    The upper floors of the Ken Stradling Collection will be open on each Saturday throughout November from 11am – 1pm.

    In addition to ceramics, glass, automata and prints you will find mid-century furniture, including internationally significant pieces designed by Marcel Breuer of the Bauhaus, which were manufactured in Bristol by Crofton Gane’s furniture company in the 1930s.

    A great chance to have a look around at your own pace, bring a sketch book, write a poem or just satisfy your curiosity
    as to what is actually up those stairs.

    The gallery showing A Life in Clay – British Studio Pottery from the KSC will be open as usual from 11.00 – 4.00.

    Free entry, no need to book.

    More information >
  • Kate Malone Talk at the KSC

    Kate Malone Talk at the KSC

    An Indian Odyssey

    Sunday 19 November at 6pm at the Bristol Guild Cafe

    This event is now fully booked.

    Join us for this very special Friends of the Ken Stradling Collection event with renowned ceramicist Kate Malone.
    Kate will talk about her love affair with India and the twenty inspiring journeys
    she has made there over the last 30 years.
    A long way from her first inspiring forays into design at the Bristol Guild as a young girl…
    Friends of the KSC have priority booking until 30 October.
    Tickets for this event are £15 to include a glass of wine or soft drink.
    Places are limited so please book early by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

     

    More information >
  • A Life in Clay – Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection

    A Life in Clay – Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection

    22 July – 22 December 2017

    Ken Stradling has collected studio pottery all his life, his very first purchase being an Elton ware vase when he was 16 in 1938 for £1.8s. And now, although the KSC has a wide range of media – furniture, glass, automata, prints – studio ceramics is the largest element of the Collection.

    A Life in Clay celebrates the creativity and originality of British studio potters in the 20th century and reflects Ken’s lifelong passion for ceramics. On show will be pieces by Sam Haile, Dan Arbeid, Gillian Lowndes, James Tower and Walter Keeler, as well as many others.

    The launch of A Life in Clay will take place on Thursday 20 July from 6-8pm and on Saturday 22 July from 11am-4pm, with the upper floors of the KSC being open to the public on both occasions.

    The exhibition will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm and admission is free.

    A Life in Clay has been curated to complement the Radical Clay exhibition at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. You can find out more about Radical Clay by visiting https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/radical-clay/

     

    More information >
  • Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    12 – 15 June 2017

    An exhibition of ceramics made by students from Cardiff School of Art and Design will be on show at the Design Study Centre.

    The Private View is on Monday 12 June from 5.00 – 7.00. Join us to see exciting and fresh new work inspired by the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The show then continues until Thursday 15 June from 11.00 – 4.00 with a warm welcome and free admission.

    This is a great opportunity for us to show the results of some of the inspiring collaborative educational work that we have been engaged in.

    More information >
  • Kaleidoscope: Colour in the Ken Stradling Collection

    Kaleidoscope: Colour in the Ken Stradling Collection

    Saturday 4 February – Wednesday 31 May 2017

    A mixed media exhibition exploring the various ways in which designers use colour in their work, and the different moods it can create. Among the many and varied objects on display you will find this pink Dyson vacuum cleaner from the early 1980s, a wonderful selection of studio glass and the bright and bold scarlet of a Thomas Heatherwick Spun chair. Never tried one out? Now’s your chance.

    The exhibition launch is on Saturday 4 February from 11am-3pm.

    The gallery is open every Wednesday 10am – 4pm and the following Saturdays: 4 February   4 March   1 April   6 May from 11am-3pm.

    FREE ADMISSION

     

    More information >
  • Eleanor Glover Talk

    Eleanor Glover Talk

    Wednesday 30 November at 6.30pm at the Design Study Centre – Fully Booked

    Eleanor will trace a serendipitous journey through graphic design, wooden toy making, sculpture and shadow theatre.

    She will illustrate the development of narrative within her work and the contribution of an eclectic range of influences and workplaces.

    See Eleanor’s website for more information about her work. www.eleanorglover.com

    This event is now fully booked.

    More information >
  • 2 + 2: an exhibition of 4 Bristol and Bath artists

    2 + 2: an exhibition of 4 Bristol and Bath artists

    Open 11am – 3pm on Saturday 1 October 2016 

    This exhibition explores the work of four artists – sculptor Eleanor Glover and painter John Stops from Bristol and Richard Freeman and Peter Wright, both ceramic artists from Bath. Ken has had a long relationship as friend and supporter of each of these artists, making this a very personal as well as significant show.

    The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open every Wednesday 10.00 – 4.00.

    The exhibition continues until Wednesday 4 January 2017 and will be open on Saturday 5 November and Saturday 3 December.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Tom Karen: Designer – Toymaker – Author – Speaker

    Tom Karen: Designer – Toymaker – Author – Speaker

    Wednesday 21 September at 6.15pm

    We are delighted that designer Tom Karen, an old friend of Ken’s, is coming to Bristol to give a talk about his life and work, and his particular interest in the importance of design for toys and equipment for children. He’s the man behind the Chopper bike, the Bush TR130 radio and Scimitar estate car to name just a few. 
    Find out more about Tom here: www.tomkaren.co.uk
     
    £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited and booking is essential. 
     
    Please email juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org to book a place.

     

     

    More information >
  • 2 + 2: an exhibition of four Bristol and Bath Artists

    2 + 2: an exhibition of four Bristol and Bath Artists

    Eleanor Glover, John Stops, Peter Wright and Richard Freeman

    Saturday 3 September 2016 – Wednesday 4 January 2017

    Exhibition launch on Saturday 3 September  12.00 – 3.00

    This exhibition explores the work of four artists – sculptor Eleanor Glover and painter John Stops from Bristol and Richard Freeman and Peter Wright, both ceramic artists from Bath. Ken has had a long relationship as friend and supporter of each of these artists, making this a very personal as well as significant show.

    To coincide with the launch on 3 September we are offering a tour of the upper floors and exhibition at 11am with Chris Yeo, Curator of the Collection and expert on the Antiques Roadshow.    £7 payable on the door. Booking strongly advised as places are limited – by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

    The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open Wednesdays  10.00 – 4.00

    and the first Saturday of each month  11.00 – 3.00 

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Connect(ions)/Object(ions)

    Connect(ions)/Object(ions)

    Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    11 – 15 June 2018

    An exhibition of ceramics made by second year students from Cardiff School of Art and Design will be on show at the gallery at the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The Private View is on Monday 11 June from 5.00 – 7.00. Join us to see exciting and fresh new work inspired by the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The show then continues each day of that week until Friday 15 June from 11.00 – 4.00 with a warm welcome and free admission.

    This is a great opportunity for us to show the results of some of the inspiring collaborative educational work that we have been engaged in.

    More information >
  • The Ken Stradling Collection in 70 Objects

    The Ken Stradling Collection in 70 Objects

    Saturday 17 February – Saturday 26 May 2018

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of Ken Stradling’s association with design. To celebrate this landmark we are presenting an exhibition of 70 objects that showcases the diversity of this unique collection.

    The launch of 70 Objects takes place on Saturday 17 February from 11.00-4.00.

    To coincide with the launch we are offering a guided tour of the upper floors from 11.00 – 12.00. This event is now fully booked. 

    You will hear how Marcel Breuer came to design furniture for Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane in the 1930s, and fascinating stories behind many of the glass, ceramic and sculptural objects on view upstairs, as well as the history of the building itself.

    After the tour, the upper floors will be open for everyone to view as a special launch event.

    During the exhibition the ground floor gallery will be open every Wednesday and Saturday                     from 11.000 – 4.00.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Tribute to Marianne de Trey CBE

    Tribute to Marianne de Trey CBE

    From Saturday 18 November 

    As part of our ‘A Life in Clay’ exhibition we are delighted to present a tribute to the potter Marianne de Trey, who passed away last October at the age of 102. Marianne and Ken became good friends in the 1950s when the Bristol Guild first started stocking Marianne’s pots. Working from the Shinners Bridge pottery at Dartington from 1947, her pots reflect her liberal and egalitarian values, as she believed in the importance that crafts can play in the enrichment of everyday life.

     

     

    More information >
  • Upper floors of the KSC open in November

    Upper floors of the KSC open in November

    The upper floors of the Ken Stradling Collection will be open on each Saturday throughout November from 11am – 1pm.

    In addition to ceramics, glass, automata and prints you will find mid-century furniture, including internationally significant pieces designed by Marcel Breuer of the Bauhaus, which were manufactured in Bristol by Crofton Gane’s furniture company in the 1930s.

    A great chance to have a look around at your own pace, bring a sketch book, write a poem or just satisfy your curiosity
    as to what is actually up those stairs.

    The gallery showing A Life in Clay – British Studio Pottery from the KSC will be open as usual from 11.00 – 4.00.

    Free entry, no need to book.

    More information >
  • Kate Malone Talk at the KSC

    Kate Malone Talk at the KSC

    An Indian Odyssey

    Sunday 19 November at 6pm at the Bristol Guild Cafe

    This event is now fully booked.

    Join us for this very special Friends of the Ken Stradling Collection event with renowned ceramicist Kate Malone.
    Kate will talk about her love affair with India and the twenty inspiring journeys
    she has made there over the last 30 years.
    A long way from her first inspiring forays into design at the Bristol Guild as a young girl…
    Friends of the KSC have priority booking until 30 October.
    Tickets for this event are £15 to include a glass of wine or soft drink.
    Places are limited so please book early by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

     

    More information >
  • A Life in Clay – Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection

    A Life in Clay – Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection

    22 July – 22 December 2017

    Ken Stradling has collected studio pottery all his life, his very first purchase being an Elton ware vase when he was 16 in 1938 for £1.8s. And now, although the KSC has a wide range of media – furniture, glass, automata, prints – studio ceramics is the largest element of the Collection.

    A Life in Clay celebrates the creativity and originality of British studio potters in the 20th century and reflects Ken’s lifelong passion for ceramics. On show will be pieces by Sam Haile, Dan Arbeid, Gillian Lowndes, James Tower and Walter Keeler, as well as many others.

    The launch of A Life in Clay will take place on Thursday 20 July from 6-8pm and on Saturday 22 July from 11am-4pm, with the upper floors of the KSC being open to the public on both occasions.

    The exhibition will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm and admission is free.

    A Life in Clay has been curated to complement the Radical Clay exhibition at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. You can find out more about Radical Clay by visiting https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/radical-clay/

     

    More information >
  • Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    Exhibition of ceramics by Cardiff students

    12 – 15 June 2017

    An exhibition of ceramics made by students from Cardiff School of Art and Design will be on show at the Design Study Centre.

    The Private View is on Monday 12 June from 5.00 – 7.00. Join us to see exciting and fresh new work inspired by the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The show then continues until Thursday 15 June from 11.00 – 4.00 with a warm welcome and free admission.

    This is a great opportunity for us to show the results of some of the inspiring collaborative educational work that we have been engaged in.

    More information >
  • Kaleidoscope: Colour in the Ken Stradling Collection

    Kaleidoscope: Colour in the Ken Stradling Collection

    Saturday 4 February – Wednesday 31 May 2017

    A mixed media exhibition exploring the various ways in which designers use colour in their work, and the different moods it can create. Among the many and varied objects on display you will find this pink Dyson vacuum cleaner from the early 1980s, a wonderful selection of studio glass and the bright and bold scarlet of a Thomas Heatherwick Spun chair. Never tried one out? Now’s your chance.

    The exhibition launch is on Saturday 4 February from 11am-3pm.

    The gallery is open every Wednesday 10am – 4pm and the following Saturdays: 4 February   4 March   1 April   6 May from 11am-3pm.

    FREE ADMISSION

     

    More information >
  • Eleanor Glover Talk

    Eleanor Glover Talk

    Wednesday 30 November at 6.30pm at the Design Study Centre – Fully Booked

    Eleanor will trace a serendipitous journey through graphic design, wooden toy making, sculpture and shadow theatre.

    She will illustrate the development of narrative within her work and the contribution of an eclectic range of influences and workplaces.

    See Eleanor’s website for more information about her work. www.eleanorglover.com

    This event is now fully booked.

    More information >
  • 2 + 2: an exhibition of 4 Bristol and Bath artists

    2 + 2: an exhibition of 4 Bristol and Bath artists

    Open 11am – 3pm on Saturday 1 October 2016 

    This exhibition explores the work of four artists – sculptor Eleanor Glover and painter John Stops from Bristol and Richard Freeman and Peter Wright, both ceramic artists from Bath. Ken has had a long relationship as friend and supporter of each of these artists, making this a very personal as well as significant show.

    The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open every Wednesday 10.00 – 4.00.

    The exhibition continues until Wednesday 4 January 2017 and will be open on Saturday 5 November and Saturday 3 December.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Tom Karen: Designer – Toymaker – Author – Speaker

    Tom Karen: Designer – Toymaker – Author – Speaker

    Wednesday 21 September at 6.15pm

    We are delighted that designer Tom Karen, an old friend of Ken’s, is coming to Bristol to give a talk about his life and work, and his particular interest in the importance of design for toys and equipment for children. He’s the man behind the Chopper bike, the Bush TR130 radio and Scimitar estate car to name just a few. 
    Find out more about Tom here: www.tomkaren.co.uk
     
    £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited and booking is essential. 
     
    Please email juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org to book a place.

     

     

    More information >
  • 2 + 2: an exhibition of four Bristol and Bath Artists

    2 + 2: an exhibition of four Bristol and Bath Artists

    Eleanor Glover, John Stops, Peter Wright and Richard Freeman

    Saturday 3 September 2016 – Wednesday 4 January 2017

    Exhibition launch on Saturday 3 September  12.00 – 3.00

    This exhibition explores the work of four artists – sculptor Eleanor Glover and painter John Stops from Bristol and Richard Freeman and Peter Wright, both ceramic artists from Bath. Ken has had a long relationship as friend and supporter of each of these artists, making this a very personal as well as significant show.

    To coincide with the launch on 3 September we are offering a tour of the upper floors and exhibition at 11am with Chris Yeo, Curator of the Collection and expert on the Antiques Roadshow.    £7 payable on the door. Booking strongly advised as places are limited – by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

    The ground floor gallery at the Design Study Centre is open Wednesdays  10.00 – 4.00

    and the first Saturday of each month  11.00 – 3.00 

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >