Collaborations 2021

Posted on Jul 07, 2020. 2 comments


The whole studio movement of the post-Industrial era has been under-pinned by the idea of the production of unique hand-crafted pieces made by individual makers. This has led to the development of the signature artifact, recognized by the use of a single vocabulary of form, which becomes associated closely with a particular maker, often to the point where the authorship of items can be identified on sight. This has in turn meant that craftspeople sometimes go to great lengths to retain authorship over the entire production of their objects. In the case of glass this has often required the development of personal ways of working to circumvent parts of processes which were traditionally a two-person affair, an example being the casting of a stem onto a goblet. From the early days of the studio glass movement collaborations were extremely rare, and, when they did occur, were often temporary, as in the case of the partnership between Dale Chihuly and James Carpenter. This search for a unique voice has brought about the hard-wiring of certain assumptions within the context which has developed to market, discuss, and collect signature studio objects.
The planned `Collaborations` exhibition in its own small way seeks to encourage a new approach, with the outcomes uncertain, and the result of the interplay that develops between the paired artists. Each artist is established in their own right, producing identifiable artifacts over a number of years, so that the challenge will be for each pair to explore the extension of their personal visions through contact with another. Nothing is certain, watch this space.

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Welcome to the Bruntnell Astley gallery

Posted on Nov 30, 2019. 16 comments

Bruntnell Astley is now ready to accept visitors on a request to view basis. Director Simon Bruntnell will be more than please to show you around. to arrange a visit email or call Simon on 07850 395193 or email

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Newspaper story for the Express and Star

Posted on Nov 26, 2019. 14 comments

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10 % discount available for CGS and The Glass Society Members

Posted on Oct 23, 2019. 13 comments

10 % discount available for CGS and The Glass Society Members. 

With the opening of the new Stourbridge gallery Bruntnell Astley are giving a 10% discount across the board to CGS and Glass Society Members on anything in the collection. If buying online or in the gallery if you present your membership details before hand you will be given a discount voucher.  To claim your voucher please email  here at our contact email and the items you would like to purchase. You will be issued an electronic voucher

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Come and see the new gallery space

Posted on Oct 14, 2019. 2 comments

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Welcome to the feast...!

Posted on Oct 07, 2019. 2 comments

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Bruntnell-Astley Ltd 'Doors to open'

Posted on Sep 25, 2019. 3 comments

Bruntnell Astley to open its doors! Read more »

Legacies August 2019

Posted on Aug 06, 2019. 0 comments

23rd August until 8th September

suite 4 The Newhouse, Stuarts works, high st Wordley, Stourbridge, DY8 4FB or 

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Legacies is an exhibition celebrating Keith Cummings and his influence as a course tutor of glass at Stourbridge college of art and it’s move to Wolverhampton university 30 years ago. There are ex students and staff featured in this exhibition some stretching back to the 60’s like Karlin Rushbrooke right up to recent graduates like Elliot Walker.

Hope to see you all at the exhibition. There will be ‘meet the artist’ sessions where you can come and meet the artist and listen to them talk about their work.

Aug 23rd - 26th 10:30 am until 4:30pm
Aug 27th - 8th Sep 12noon until 4:30pm

Admission Free: condition of entry
No more that 2 children per supervising adult. Breakages must be paid for.

See blog/news for updates.


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Videos coming to Bruntnell Astley

Posted on May 20, 2019. 0 comments

New video's of artworks coming to Bruntnell Astley (follow the link)

Artworks will be given an extra dimension and will be available for purchase  soon. Available  now is Allister Malcolms 'Bubble Wrap' in his artist collection on Bruntnell Astley soon to follow is Sandra Young. It will give the viewer a better understanding of the artists work. 

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