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
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Registered Charity no. 1117689
The Collection contains over 500 pieces of studio ceramics, 200 pieces of Scandinavian and British studio glass as well as well as many items of furniture, industrial design, decorative objects, paintings and prints and includes work by the following:
Arabia, Dan Arbeid, Matthew Blakeley, Michael Cardew, Kevin de Choisy, Sam Haile, Walter Keeler, Gillian Lowndes, David Miller, William Newland, Pountney’s Bristol Pottery, Rorstrand, Marianne de Trey, Nicholas Vergette, Robin Welch, Peter Wright, Richard Freeman.
Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Holmegaard, Whitefriars, Annette Meech, Steven Newell.
Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Alan Peters, Gordon Russell, Ernest Race, P E Gane, Nanna Ditzel.
Sam Smith, Peter Markey, Eleanor Glover, Howard Raybould.
Marcel Breuer and the Bauhaus in Bristol.
The Collection holds important examples of Modernist furniture by Bauhaus designer Marcel Breuer for the Bristol manufacturer P E Gane. Crofton Gane was a passionate advocate of Modernism in the 1930s and was instrumental in introducing it to the British public. Ken has taken a strong interest in Crofton Gane, a man with a similar sense of mission in promoting good contemporary design, and has made a particular effort to collect relevant material.