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  • The Bauhaus in Bristol

    The Bauhaus in Bristol

    14 September 2019 – 25 January 2020

    The Ken Stradling Collection is very pleased to be taking part in the international celebrations marking the centenary of the Bauhaus.

    The Bauhaus in Bristol traces the story of the remarkable friendship between Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane and Marcel Breuer, founding member of the Bauhaus in Germany and refugee. Begun in the 1930s and lasting their whole lives, it put Bristol firmly on the Modernist map.  Furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and made in Bristol for Crofton Gane will be on display in the ground floor gallery alongside archive material and a model of the Breuer designed Gane’s Pavilion.

    We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded grants by Arts Council England and the Gane Trust to support the exhibition and related events taking place throughout the autumn and winter.

    The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

    Bauhaus in Bristol Events

    Along side the exhibition we are presenting a number of exciting events which delve further into this fascinating story. Priority booking for Friends of the KSC.

    2 Oct  The House That Breuer Built an illustrated talk about the interior of Crofton Gane’s house in Bristol by Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets £10 students/unwaged £5 Further details and booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-house-that-breuer-built-tickets-70891744115

     

    30 Oct  An Evening with Crofton Gane featuring Max Gane, great-grandson of Crofton and friends. The Folk House 7.30 – 9.00 Tickets: £10 students/unwaged £5 Further details and booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-crofton-gane-tickets-71529429449

     

    16 Nov Breuer in Bristol Symposium with guest speakers including: Leyla Debelge, Magnus Englund, Max Gane, Phil O’Shaughnessy, Alan Powers, Christopher Wilk and Chris Yeo, chaired by Cleo Witt. Arnolfini 9.30 – 17.00 Tickets: £30 (including lunch) Generously supported by the Gane Trust Booking details to follow.

    27 Nov A Life in Design: Peter Metcalfe in conversation with Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets: £10/ £5 students/unwaged Booking details to follow.

    11 Jan 2020 Printing the Bauhaus Way A workshop for 16+ with Oliver Kent and Ollie Timmins in conjunction with SGS Bristol School of Art. Venue: TBC 13.30 – 4.30 Tickets: £20 Booking details to follow.

    Free drop-in tours of the exhibition at the Stradling Gallery:

    14 Oct 12.30 – 1.30 /  11 Dec 12.30 – 1.30  / 15 Jan 12.30 – 1.30

     

     

     

     

     

    More information >
  • Ken Stradling’s Eye

    Ken Stradling’s Eye

    Modern Design in Britain

    An exhibition featuring studio ceramics, studio glass, domestic ware, sculpture, chairs, prints, tiles………..

    13 July – 24 August 2019

    Ken’s collection demonstrates a lifelong fascination with the making of domestic objects in his own time, and a commitment to sharing it with others. This exhibition encapsulates the breadth of the collection with a liveliness and lightness of touch.

    The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

     

     

    More information >
  • Kenn Diagram Exhibition

    Kenn Diagram Exhibition

    An exhibition of ceramics from Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Ken Stradling Collection.

    Private View Tuesday 11 June from 5.00 – 7.00

    Exhibition dates: Wednesday 12  and Thursday 13 June 11.00 – 4.00

    A reimagining of the Ken Stradling Collection by CSAD ceramic students, examining the intersections of the objects and their narratives.

    We are delighted to be presenting our third exhibition by ceramics students from CSAD who have made work inspired by objects from the KSC – it is always an exciting and vibrant occasion.

    Please make the date in your diary – it is a very short run exhibition.

    More information >
  • Makers of Tomorrow

    Makers of Tomorrow

    At the KSC we have been piloting a number of projects with local schools, colleges and universities. Our exhibition, Makers of Tomorrow, showcases for the first time the work that has been achieved through those projects and collaborations.

    On show will be work by students from Bedminster Down School, Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Bristol School of Art (SGS College), Falmouth University, University of the West of England and Cardiff School of Art and Design alongside objects from the KSC which inspired the students.

    Come and see what amazing work is being made in the region and find out how the KSC is inspiring and supporting students and teachers.

    The exhibition runs from 22 May – 8 June and is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11.00 – 4.00

    Free admission

     

    More information >
  • Expressive Clay

    Expressive Clay

    The London Art Schools of the 1950s and 60s and their Legacy

    Saturday 30 March – Saturday 11 May 2019

    An exhibition of British Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection curated by David Whiting.

    We are delighted that David Whiting will be at the launch on 30 March and happy to discuss aspects of the exhibition with visitors.

    Expressive Clay explores the free and expressive use of clay in British studio ceramics that emanated from the London art schools in the 1950s and 60s. Focussed on art colleges like the Central School, Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts and the Institute of Education, this work moved away from functional wares to a more sculptural approach to the material that was characterised by free throwing and radical hand-building methods.

    We are holding an “in conversation” with David Whiting, Chris Yeo (KSC Curator) and Dr Oliver Kent (ceramicist and KSC Trustee) on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30pm at the Stradling Gallery.
    Tickets for this event are £10 (£5 students) to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited so please book early by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

    The Stradling Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Guided tour of the KSC

    Guided tour of the KSC

    Curious about what’s upstairs at the KSC?
    Then join curator Chris Yeo on a guided tour of the upper floors
    on
    Saturday 2 March at  11.30

    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.

    Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to reach the top floor, with hand rails on each side.

    The tour takes about an hour and costs £8 which is payable on the door. Places are limited so booking is essential by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org
    We can’t accept payment by card.

    More information >
  • GlassWorks exhibition

    GlassWorks exhibition

    Wednesday 14 November – Wednesday 20 February 2019

    The Stradling Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contrasts. The Glassworks exhibition features glass artefacts created via 3D printing alongside classic mid-century to present day glass objects from the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The glass artefacts are the results of a research workshop led by UWE Senior Research Fellow, Tavs Jorgensen in collaboration with glass artist Angela Thwaites. Participants from a wide range disciplines were involved to explore the use of glass investment casting with 3D printed mould patterns in their particular field, including: engineering, fashion, fine art, physics, craft, textiles, architecture, jewelry, graphics and digital media. The exhibition is a great opportunity to see how new digital processes in combination with traditional skills can deliver the seeds for innovation for new applications with the glass medium.

    Alongside this display of this cutting edge research will be classic British and European studio glass from the Ken Stradling Collection. Ken has been collecting glass since the 1950s, and is delighted to be able to show these exciting new forms in the Stradling Gallery.

    GlassWorks exhibition has been extended and will be open to view every Wednesday  between 11.00 and 4.00 at the Stradling Gallery until 20 February 2019.

    Free Admission.

    More information >
  • GLASSWORKS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

    GLASSWORKS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

    Saturday 10 November at the KSC 

    Now Fully Booked

    In collaboration with UWE we are delighted to present two talks as part of a symposium on glass making.

    11.00 – 12.30 Peter Layton, one of the world’s most respected glass artists, will talk about  the early days of the studio glass movement in the 1960s in the USA and its development and blossoming in this country until the present day.

    An hour break for lunch – there are many cafes in the area.

    1.30 – 3.00 Tavs Jorgensen, Senior Research Fellow at UWE will talk about his fascinating research project exploring cutting edge 3D printing processes in moulded glass with designs relating to fashion, art, engineering, architecture to digital media.

    Objects created in the summer research workshop will be on view alongside glass by Peter Layton and glass from Ken’s collection.

    This event is fully booked.

    More information >
  • Clarity of Vision – Studio Glass exhibition

    Clarity of Vision – Studio Glass exhibition

    Saturday 11 August – Saturday 10 November 2018
    We are delighted to present a very special exhibition of studio glass by Peter Layton of London Glassblowing alongside studio glass from the Ken Stradling Collection.

    Ken Stradling and Peter Layton were pioneers in their chosen areas of work – Peter with the newly developing hot glass studio world of the 1970s, and Ken as a patron and collector of contemporary craft and design since the 1950s. For both men, a clarity of vision has been central to their success.

    Peter’s work will be for sale, a great opportunity to buy fabulous art glass and support the KSC.

    The exhibition continues until 10 November.

    The Stradling Gallery will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from 11.00 – 4.00

    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 >
  • The Bauhaus in Bristol

    The Bauhaus in Bristol

    14 September 2019 – 25 January 2020

    The Ken Stradling Collection is very pleased to be taking part in the international celebrations marking the centenary of the Bauhaus.

    The Bauhaus in Bristol traces the story of the remarkable friendship between Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane and Marcel Breuer, founding member of the Bauhaus in Germany and refugee. Begun in the 1930s and lasting their whole lives, it put Bristol firmly on the Modernist map.  Furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and made in Bristol for Crofton Gane will be on display in the ground floor gallery alongside archive material and a model of the Breuer designed Gane’s Pavilion.

    We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded grants by Arts Council England and the Gane Trust to support the exhibition and related events taking place throughout the autumn and winter.

    The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

    Bauhaus in Bristol Events

    Along side the exhibition we are presenting a number of exciting events which delve further into this fascinating story. Priority booking for Friends of the KSC.

    2 Oct  The House That Breuer Built an illustrated talk about the interior of Crofton Gane’s house in Bristol by Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets £10 students/unwaged £5 Further details and booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-house-that-breuer-built-tickets-70891744115

     

    30 Oct  An Evening with Crofton Gane featuring Max Gane, great-grandson of Crofton and friends. The Folk House 7.30 – 9.00 Tickets: £10 students/unwaged £5 Further details and booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-crofton-gane-tickets-71529429449

     

    16 Nov Breuer in Bristol Symposium with guest speakers including: Leyla Debelge, Magnus Englund, Max Gane, Phil O’Shaughnessy, Alan Powers, Christopher Wilk and Chris Yeo, chaired by Cleo Witt. Arnolfini 9.30 – 17.00 Tickets: £30 (including lunch) Generously supported by the Gane Trust Booking details to follow.

    27 Nov A Life in Design: Peter Metcalfe in conversation with Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets: £10/ £5 students/unwaged Booking details to follow.

    11 Jan 2020 Printing the Bauhaus Way A workshop for 16+ with Oliver Kent and Ollie Timmins in conjunction with SGS Bristol School of Art. Venue: TBC 13.30 – 4.30 Tickets: £20 Booking details to follow.

    Free drop-in tours of the exhibition at the Stradling Gallery:

    14 Oct 12.30 – 1.30 /  11 Dec 12.30 – 1.30  / 15 Jan 12.30 – 1.30

     

     

     

     

     

    More information >
  • Ken Stradling’s Eye

    Ken Stradling’s Eye

    Modern Design in Britain

    An exhibition featuring studio ceramics, studio glass, domestic ware, sculpture, chairs, prints, tiles………..

    13 July – 24 August 2019

    Ken’s collection demonstrates a lifelong fascination with the making of domestic objects in his own time, and a commitment to sharing it with others. This exhibition encapsulates the breadth of the collection with a liveliness and lightness of touch.

    The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

     

     

    More information >
  • Kenn Diagram Exhibition

    Kenn Diagram Exhibition

    An exhibition of ceramics from Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Ken Stradling Collection.

    Private View Tuesday 11 June from 5.00 – 7.00

    Exhibition dates: Wednesday 12  and Thursday 13 June 11.00 – 4.00

    A reimagining of the Ken Stradling Collection by CSAD ceramic students, examining the intersections of the objects and their narratives.

    We are delighted to be presenting our third exhibition by ceramics students from CSAD who have made work inspired by objects from the KSC – it is always an exciting and vibrant occasion.

    Please make the date in your diary – it is a very short run exhibition.

    More information >
  • Makers of Tomorrow

    Makers of Tomorrow

    At the KSC we have been piloting a number of projects with local schools, colleges and universities. Our exhibition, Makers of Tomorrow, showcases for the first time the work that has been achieved through those projects and collaborations.

    On show will be work by students from Bedminster Down School, Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Bristol School of Art (SGS College), Falmouth University, University of the West of England and Cardiff School of Art and Design alongside objects from the KSC which inspired the students.

    Come and see what amazing work is being made in the region and find out how the KSC is inspiring and supporting students and teachers.

    The exhibition runs from 22 May – 8 June and is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11.00 – 4.00

    Free admission

     

    More information >
  • Expressive Clay

    Expressive Clay

    The London Art Schools of the 1950s and 60s and their Legacy

    Saturday 30 March – Saturday 11 May 2019

    An exhibition of British Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection curated by David Whiting.

    We are delighted that David Whiting will be at the launch on 30 March and happy to discuss aspects of the exhibition with visitors.

    Expressive Clay explores the free and expressive use of clay in British studio ceramics that emanated from the London art schools in the 1950s and 60s. Focussed on art colleges like the Central School, Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts and the Institute of Education, this work moved away from functional wares to a more sculptural approach to the material that was characterised by free throwing and radical hand-building methods.

    We are holding an “in conversation” with David Whiting, Chris Yeo (KSC Curator) and Dr Oliver Kent (ceramicist and KSC Trustee) on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30pm at the Stradling Gallery.
    Tickets for this event are £10 (£5 students) to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited so please book early by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

    The Stradling Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Guided tour of the KSC

    Guided tour of the KSC

    Curious about what’s upstairs at the KSC?
    Then join curator Chris Yeo on a guided tour of the upper floors
    on
    Saturday 2 March at  11.30

    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.

    Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to reach the top floor, with hand rails on each side.

    The tour takes about an hour and costs £8 which is payable on the door. Places are limited so booking is essential by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org
    We can’t accept payment by card.

    More information >
  • GlassWorks exhibition

    GlassWorks exhibition

    Wednesday 14 November – Wednesday 20 February 2019

    The Stradling Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contrasts. The Glassworks exhibition features glass artefacts created via 3D printing alongside classic mid-century to present day glass objects from the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The glass artefacts are the results of a research workshop led by UWE Senior Research Fellow, Tavs Jorgensen in collaboration with glass artist Angela Thwaites. Participants from a wide range disciplines were involved to explore the use of glass investment casting with 3D printed mould patterns in their particular field, including: engineering, fashion, fine art, physics, craft, textiles, architecture, jewelry, graphics and digital media. The exhibition is a great opportunity to see how new digital processes in combination with traditional skills can deliver the seeds for innovation for new applications with the glass medium.

    Alongside this display of this cutting edge research will be classic British and European studio glass from the Ken Stradling Collection. Ken has been collecting glass since the 1950s, and is delighted to be able to show these exciting new forms in the Stradling Gallery.

    GlassWorks exhibition has been extended and will be open to view every Wednesday  between 11.00 and 4.00 at the Stradling Gallery until 20 February 2019.

    Free Admission.

    More information >
  • GLASSWORKS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

    GLASSWORKS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

    Saturday 10 November at the KSC 

    Now Fully Booked

    In collaboration with UWE we are delighted to present two talks as part of a symposium on glass making.

    11.00 – 12.30 Peter Layton, one of the world’s most respected glass artists, will talk about  the early days of the studio glass movement in the 1960s in the USA and its development and blossoming in this country until the present day.

    An hour break for lunch – there are many cafes in the area.

    1.30 – 3.00 Tavs Jorgensen, Senior Research Fellow at UWE will talk about his fascinating research project exploring cutting edge 3D printing processes in moulded glass with designs relating to fashion, art, engineering, architecture to digital media.

    Objects created in the summer research workshop will be on view alongside glass by Peter Layton and glass from Ken’s collection.

    This event is fully booked.

    More information >
  • Clarity of Vision – Studio Glass exhibition

    Clarity of Vision – Studio Glass exhibition

    Saturday 11 August – Saturday 10 November 2018
    We are delighted to present a very special exhibition of studio glass by Peter Layton of London Glassblowing alongside studio glass from the Ken Stradling Collection.

    Ken Stradling and Peter Layton were pioneers in their chosen areas of work – Peter with the newly developing hot glass studio world of the 1970s, and Ken as a patron and collector of contemporary craft and design since the 1950s. For both men, a clarity of vision has been central to their success.

    Peter’s work will be for sale, a great opportunity to buy fabulous art glass and support the KSC.

    The exhibition continues until 10 November.

    The Stradling Gallery will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from 11.00 – 4.00

    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 >
  • The Bauhaus in Bristol

    The Bauhaus in Bristol

    14 September 2019 – 25 January 2020

    The Ken Stradling Collection is very pleased to be taking part in the international celebrations marking the centenary of the Bauhaus.

    The Bauhaus in Bristol traces the story of the remarkable friendship between Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane and Marcel Breuer, founding member of the Bauhaus in Germany and refugee. Begun in the 1930s and lasting their whole lives, it put Bristol firmly on the Modernist map.  Furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and made in Bristol for Crofton Gane will be on display in the ground floor gallery alongside archive material and a model of the Breuer designed Gane’s Pavilion.

    We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded grants by Arts Council England and the Gane Trust to support the exhibition and related events taking place throughout the autumn and winter.

    The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

    Bauhaus in Bristol Events

    Along side the exhibition we are presenting a number of exciting events which delve further into this fascinating story. Priority booking for Friends of the KSC.

    2 Oct  The House That Breuer Built an illustrated talk about the interior of Crofton Gane’s house in Bristol by Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets £10 students/unwaged £5 Further details and booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-house-that-breuer-built-tickets-70891744115

     

    30 Oct  An Evening with Crofton Gane featuring Max Gane, great-grandson of Crofton and friends. The Folk House 7.30 – 9.00 Tickets: £10 students/unwaged £5 Further details and booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-crofton-gane-tickets-71529429449

     

    16 Nov Breuer in Bristol Symposium with guest speakers including: Leyla Debelge, Magnus Englund, Max Gane, Phil O’Shaughnessy, Alan Powers, Christopher Wilk and Chris Yeo, chaired by Cleo Witt. Arnolfini 9.30 – 17.00 Tickets: £30 (including lunch) Generously supported by the Gane Trust Booking details to follow.

    27 Nov A Life in Design: Peter Metcalfe in conversation with Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets: £10/ £5 students/unwaged Booking details to follow.

    11 Jan 2020 Printing the Bauhaus Way A workshop for 16+ with Oliver Kent and Ollie Timmins in conjunction with SGS Bristol School of Art. Venue: TBC 13.30 – 4.30 Tickets: £20 Booking details to follow.

    Free drop-in tours of the exhibition at the Stradling Gallery:

    14 Oct 12.30 – 1.30 /  11 Dec 12.30 – 1.30  / 15 Jan 12.30 – 1.30

     

     

     

     

     

    More information >
  • Ken Stradling’s Eye

    Ken Stradling’s Eye

    Modern Design in Britain

    An exhibition featuring studio ceramics, studio glass, domestic ware, sculpture, chairs, prints, tiles………..

    13 July – 24 August 2019

    Ken’s collection demonstrates a lifelong fascination with the making of domestic objects in his own time, and a commitment to sharing it with others. This exhibition encapsulates the breadth of the collection with a liveliness and lightness of touch.

    The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

     

     

    More information >
  • Kenn Diagram Exhibition

    Kenn Diagram Exhibition

    An exhibition of ceramics from Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Ken Stradling Collection.

    Private View Tuesday 11 June from 5.00 – 7.00

    Exhibition dates: Wednesday 12  and Thursday 13 June 11.00 – 4.00

    A reimagining of the Ken Stradling Collection by CSAD ceramic students, examining the intersections of the objects and their narratives.

    We are delighted to be presenting our third exhibition by ceramics students from CSAD who have made work inspired by objects from the KSC – it is always an exciting and vibrant occasion.

    Please make the date in your diary – it is a very short run exhibition.

    More information >
  • Makers of Tomorrow

    Makers of Tomorrow

    At the KSC we have been piloting a number of projects with local schools, colleges and universities. Our exhibition, Makers of Tomorrow, showcases for the first time the work that has been achieved through those projects and collaborations.

    On show will be work by students from Bedminster Down School, Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Bristol School of Art (SGS College), Falmouth University, University of the West of England and Cardiff School of Art and Design alongside objects from the KSC which inspired the students.

    Come and see what amazing work is being made in the region and find out how the KSC is inspiring and supporting students and teachers.

    The exhibition runs from 22 May – 8 June and is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11.00 – 4.00

    Free admission

     

    More information >
  • Expressive Clay

    Expressive Clay

    The London Art Schools of the 1950s and 60s and their Legacy

    Saturday 30 March – Saturday 11 May 2019

    An exhibition of British Studio Pottery from the Ken Stradling Collection curated by David Whiting.

    We are delighted that David Whiting will be at the launch on 30 March and happy to discuss aspects of the exhibition with visitors.

    Expressive Clay explores the free and expressive use of clay in British studio ceramics that emanated from the London art schools in the 1950s and 60s. Focussed on art colleges like the Central School, Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts and the Institute of Education, this work moved away from functional wares to a more sculptural approach to the material that was characterised by free throwing and radical hand-building methods.

    We are holding an “in conversation” with David Whiting, Chris Yeo (KSC Curator) and Dr Oliver Kent (ceramicist and KSC Trustee) on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30pm at the Stradling Gallery.
    Tickets for this event are £10 (£5 students) to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Places are limited so please book early by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org

    The Stradling Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.

    FREE ADMISSION

    More information >
  • Guided tour of the KSC

    Guided tour of the KSC

    Curious about what’s upstairs at the KSC?
    Then join curator Chris Yeo on a guided tour of the upper floors
    on
    Saturday 2 March at  11.30

    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.

    Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to reach the top floor, with hand rails on each side.

    The tour takes about an hour and costs £8 which is payable on the door. Places are limited so booking is essential by emailing juliadonnelly@stradlingcollection.org
    We can’t accept payment by card.

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  • GlassWorks exhibition

    GlassWorks exhibition

    Wednesday 14 November – Wednesday 20 February 2019

    The Stradling Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contrasts. The Glassworks exhibition features glass artefacts created via 3D printing alongside classic mid-century to present day glass objects from the Ken Stradling Collection.

    The glass artefacts are the results of a research workshop led by UWE Senior Research Fellow, Tavs Jorgensen in collaboration with glass artist Angela Thwaites. Participants from a wide range disciplines were involved to explore the use of glass investment casting with 3D printed mould patterns in their particular field, including: engineering, fashion, fine art, physics, craft, textiles, architecture, jewelry, graphics and digital media. The exhibition is a great opportunity to see how new digital processes in combination with traditional skills can deliver the seeds for innovation for new applications with the glass medium.

    Alongside this display of this cutting edge research will be classic British and European studio glass from the Ken Stradling Collection. Ken has been collecting glass since the 1950s, and is delighted to be able to show these exciting new forms in the Stradling Gallery.

    GlassWorks exhibition has been extended and will be open to view every Wednesday  between 11.00 and 4.00 at the Stradling Gallery until 20 February 2019.

    Free Admission.

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  • GLASSWORKS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

    GLASSWORKS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

    Saturday 10 November at the KSC 

    Now Fully Booked

    In collaboration with UWE we are delighted to present two talks as part of a symposium on glass making.

    11.00 – 12.30 Peter Layton, one of the world’s most respected glass artists, will talk about  the early days of the studio glass movement in the 1960s in the USA and its development and blossoming in this country until the present day.

    An hour break for lunch – there are many cafes in the area.

    1.30 – 3.00 Tavs Jorgensen, Senior Research Fellow at UWE will talk about his fascinating research project exploring cutting edge 3D printing processes in moulded glass with designs relating to fashion, art, engineering, architecture to digital media.

    Objects created in the summer research workshop will be on view alongside glass by Peter Layton and glass from Ken’s collection.

    This event is fully booked.

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  • Clarity of Vision – Studio Glass exhibition

    Clarity of Vision – Studio Glass exhibition

    Saturday 11 August – Saturday 10 November 2018
    We are delighted to present a very special exhibition of studio glass by Peter Layton of London Glassblowing alongside studio glass from the Ken Stradling Collection.

    Ken Stradling and Peter Layton were pioneers in their chosen areas of work – Peter with the newly developing hot glass studio world of the 1970s, and Ken as a patron and collector of contemporary craft and design since the 1950s. For both men, a clarity of vision has been central to their success.

    Peter’s work will be for sale, a great opportunity to buy fabulous art glass and support the KSC.

    The exhibition continues until 10 November.

    The Stradling Gallery will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from 11.00 – 4.00

    FREE ADMISSION

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

     

     

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