Bruntnell Astley and Allister Malcolm are are extremely pleased to present a set of talks and lectures to be given by professional friends and colleagues at the new White House Cone museum of glass (WHC) to raise precious needed funds .
These events will all take place during the International Festival of Glass week in Stourbridge at the WHC 24th -28th of August. This page will be consistently updated upto the final, and duration of the week. New talks and 'meet the artist sessions' are currently being confirmed as I write this. But for now, here's what's confirmed:
Main Page of events for booking
First Floor: Bruntnell-Astley Contemporary Glass Exhibition 24th 1pm until 9th Sep 3pm
Bruntnell-Astley Show White House Cone August 24th 1pm until September 9th 3pm 2017
Since its launch in 2010 B-A has established itself as a major promoter of, and dealer in, the work of artists who use glass as an expressive medium. Its base in the Stourbridge was, for centuries, a traditional glassmaking area, but, since the demise of the factories has seen a regeneration in glass making through a network of small studios within which predominantly unique pieces are produced. In addition the area is also home to a world renowned collection of glass (currently being rehoused), and educational establishments with a long history of specialisation in glass. While Bruntnell-Astley has naturally reflected the richness of this area in its stable of artists it has always sought to develop a wider, more international profile. The selection criteria adopted by B-A cuts across boundaries to reach only work of great originality and quality. Following its successful presence at Collect 2017, the show planned for August will run as part of the 2017 international festival of glass, and will help to showcase the new White House Cone Museum building before Stourbridge`s historical collection moves in.
The artists in this important show are, true to B-A`s ethos, from disparate backgrounds, and present a variety of approaches to their choice of material. Contributors vary in age and experience, from veteran Keith Cummings, with new works that reflect over half a century of involvement with glass in the Stourbridge area, and his life-time interest in glass casting. Techniques used by the exhibitors vary from those, like glass blowing, which have been used for millennia, to 21st century processes like water-jet cutting exhibited by Vanessa Cutler, and the resulting variety of form, colour and texture present an overall view of the material, used by a diverse body of artists in artefacts, that represent the very best of contemporary studio glass.
'Meet the Artists' Sessions Free (Please meet in main reception 5 to 10 min before time)
Meet the artist session will give you the opportunity to meet the artist at their stand and discusses their work. Its an easy open session for people to ask questions and listen to their chosen artist. no booking required.
show opens 1pm Dudley Mayor's visit at 4pm