The Ken Stradling Collection
Design Study Centre
48 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH, UK
Gallery Opening Hours
Wednesday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday (during exhibitions)
11.00am – 4.00pm
Contact us to arrange visits
or tours at other times.
Registered Charity no. 1117689
We aim to promote good design by providing inspiration and information using Ken Stradling’s personal collection of 20th and 21st century ceramics, glass and furniture. Although the gallery is currently closed we are not. We are simply delivering our programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and student support differently due to Covid-19 restrictions.
In response to the Covid-19 restricitions, we are creating an onging series of exhibitions to be viewed from the pavement and online. We are using the front windows of our gallery at 48 Park Row, Bristol, so that the exhibitions can be viewed day or night, anytime from outside. No appointment needed!
Our latest window exhibition Making Joy: Fire and Ice, features hand-blown and moulded glass from the 1950s-1970s as well as contemporary makers. Open 15th December – 28th February 2021 .
We are also developing exhibitions online. Our current online exhibition is Loved Designs presenting a selection of pieces selected from their own homes by Friends of the Collection. For more about our shows and discussion and resources on design in Bristol go to the Stradling Collection blog. You can also view 60 selected pieces from the Collection on this website.