The Stradling Collection runs a range of exhibitions from the Collection celebrating individual artistry, craftsmanship and product design. We also exhibit work done by local schools, colleges and universities in response to the Collection as part of our learning programme. When we are closed during the summer we run window exhibitions. At Christmas we run a selling exhibition by local makers. View our previous exhibitions here.

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Selling exhibition of work by Bristol artists

Saturday 18 November – Saturday 22 December

Crafts for Christmas 2023 features a number of artists and craftspeople working in different media offering a wide range of unusual cards and gifts.

Come in to pick up a truly unique Christmas present for someone special, a treat for yourself, or just come in and have a look.

Curator’s tours

Beautiful objects, fascinating stories

Book here for the opportunity to see the whole Collection.

One of the features of the Stradling Collection is the stories about the objects, the makers, the building and Bristol’s place in craft and design history – thanks to the work of Ken Stradling – vividly brought to life by our curator, Tanya Martin. An architect and ceramicist herself, Tanya’s fascinating tours of the Collection are a real journey through the alchemy and magic of craft and design.

Tickets £15 per person

Booking details

Photo: Reunion by Eleanor Glover

2023 exhibition schedule

Previous exhibitions

We’ve run a range of exhibitions including:

And from our learning programme:

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