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Bruntnell Astley Line up for June 11th 2016 until 14th July (closed Mondays)

Posted on Apr 12, 2016. 0 comments

 News update we are extending the show until the 14th of July opening hours have changed also: 

Open everyday except Mondays 

weekdays 12noon until 4pm

Sat & Sun 10am until 4pm

 

 

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June Exhibition: Call to Artists from Bruntnell Astley

Posted on Feb 25, 2016. 1 comment

​Bruntnell –Astley.com Final Call to UK artists 2016

www.bruntnell-astley.com

In 2016 with the closure of Broadfield glass museum and its relocation by the British Glass Foundation to the new bespoke ‘Whitehouse site’ just opposite the ‘Redhouse Cone’ in Stourbridge UK. A new national glass collection will be housed, opened up and displayed in the very heart of UK's once glass making industry.

Bruntnell-Astley is in negotiations with the British Glass Foundation with regard to having an in house gallery, for the June of 2016. Bruntnell-Astley will display contemporary glass art that will be available for purchase to the public (sale or return basis). It will not form part of the national collection but it will compliment it. It’s our aim to create an ongoing saleable display of contemporary glass artworks to the highest order, and show the very best standards of making in the different glass practises.

We are looking for applications from all areas of making: Full time students studying glass as a main subject-Full time professionals-Part time makers with a strong track record of exhibitions and sales. (Areas we not interested in at the moment are diachroic kilned glass Jewellery.)



Bruntnell-Astley will be taking ‘offers of interest’ from UK glass artists and invited international artists. Bruntnell-Astleys ethos is simple.

From full time glass student to international name, if invited to display you will be treated and presented on an equal basis.The quality and craft of the work should speak for itself.

Basically, works can be put forward and we will keep the details for future display (if still available from you). Also what may not be right for display now, maybe right for future in a different context of display?



Until March 1st 2016 we are accepting applications of interest. Please send the following in an email to: simon.bruntnell@gmail.com

Please make the subject header : ‘Your name’ artist application

Your artist profile include CV (word format)

Good quality images of the artwork for submission (high res Jpegs acceptable)

Dimensions of artwork in mm

Standard Retail Price and Artist price

Any special delivery requirements

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Bruntnell-Astley Call to UK Glass Artists 2016

Posted on Nov 30, 2015. 3 comments

Bruntnell –Astley.com     Call to UK artists 2016

www.bruntnell-astley.com

In 2016 with the closure of Broadfield glass museum and its relocation by the British Glass Foundation to the new bespoke ‘Whitehouse site’ just opposite the ‘Redhouse Cone’ in Stourbridge UK.  A new national glass collection will be housed, opened up and displayed in the very heart of UK's once glass making industry.

Bruntnell-Astley is in negotiations with the British Glass Foundation with regard to having an in house gallery, for the Autumn of 2016. Bruntnell-Astley will display contemporary glass art that will be available for purchase to the public (sale or return basis). It will not form part of the national collection but it will compliment it. It’s our aim to create an ongoing saleable display of contemporary glass artworks to the highest order, and show the very best standards of making in the different glass practises.

We are looking for applications from all areas of making: Full time students studying glass as a main subject-Full time professionals-Part time makers with a strong track record of exhibitions and sales. (Areas we not interested in at the moment are diachroic kilned glass Jewellery.)

 

Bruntnell-Astley will be taking ‘offers of interest’ from UK glass artists and invited international artists. Bruntnell-Astleys ethos is simple.

From full time glass student to international name, if invited to display you will be treated and presented on an equal basis.The quality and craft of the work should speak for itself.

 Basically, works can be put forward and we will keep the details for future display (if still available from you). Also what may not be right for display now, maybe right for future in a different context of display?

 

Until May 1st 2016 we are accepting applications of interest. Please send the following in an email to:         simon@bruntnell-astley.com

Please make the subject header : ‘Your name’ artist application

Your artist profile include CV (word format)

Good quality images of the artwork for submission (high res Jpegs acceptable)

Dimensions of artwork in mm

Standard Retail Price and Artist price

Any special delivery requirements

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards        Simon Bruntnell  & Tony Astley 

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Bruntnell-Astley Presents a 'Pop Up' Gallery 25th-31st May 2015 (IFG week)

Posted on Oct 22, 2014. 2 comments

Build starts today:

click link for the google map location: 

Google MAP link

We are currently putting a few days and time slots where people can come and meet the artist. The artists will be in the gallery and will be available to talk about their work and techniques: So far (and this is growing daily) times and dates to be arranged: 

 Meet the artist's are as follows

Mellisa Nicholls Tues 26th 10 till 12 am 

Julie  Anne Denton   Wed 27th 1 pm till 4 pm

Laura Birdsall RCA Thurs 28th 10 till 1 pm 

James Lethbridge Friday 29th 10 till 1pm

 Pro Keith Cummings Sat 30th 10 till 1 pm

Tracy Nicholls & Wendy Newhofer Sunday 1 till 4 pm 

 

 

Page Up date the address needs to be reviewed 

Google gave the address as Wordsley Methodist Church.

It is in fact Kingswinford Methodist Church the rest of the address post code etc is correct

festival bus stop for Broadfield Glass museum.

Admission Free

The line up's starting to form, so far artists presenting works will be:

  • Prof Keith Cummings
  • Dr Max Stewart
  • Elliot Walker
  • Sara Fell Hicks
  • Allister Malcolm 
  • Georgia Redpath
  • Julie Anne Denton
  • James Lethbridge RCA
  • Paul Floyd
  • Laura Birdsall RCA
  • George Jackson
  • Noreen Todd
  • Wendy Newhofer 
  • Tracy Nicholls
  • Richard Roberts
  • Melissa Nicholls
  • Katya Izabel Filmus
  • Harry Morgan
  • Ondrej Novotny
  • Nicholas Collins
  • Jenny Pickford

There will be garden exhibition by the incredibly talented sculptress Jenny Pickford   

We are looking at different events to be staged at the exhibition such as named days

where you can come and 'meet the artist' and events in collaboration with Broadfield Museum.

There will be light refreshments organised by the Church (all funds going to the church).

Recent story in Craft Arts International:

 

 

We are currently putting a few days and time slots where people can come and meet the artist. The artists will be in the gallery and will be available to talk about their work and techniques: So far (and this is growing daily) times and dates to be arranged: 

Pro Keith Cummings

Sara Fell

Jenny Pickford

Georgia Redpath

Julie  Anne Denton

to be cont'd

  

 

If there's any things you would like to see or do please leave a comment. 

 

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    Sunday 27th July 'Pâte-de-verre' By Prof Keith Cummings Dr Max Stewart and Mark Bath feed back!

    Posted on Jul 29, 2014. 152 comments

    Well thanks to all on a great day. We had people travel as far as Sunderland Cornwall and London here are some of the comments below. But a big thank you to Keith, Max and Mark. Also a big thank you to Kari and the staff at Broadfield Glass Museum for opening up the doors and and the collection.  

     

    "Thank you Simon for organizing this meeting. A lively debate and tonnes of shared knowledge. Keith Cummings, Max Stewart and Mark Bath were indeed the most generous of speakers. A joyful day all around"

    "Great course today at Broadfield House Museum on Pate de Verre lovely to see Kate and thanks to Simon and Kari"

    "A great day. Everything I had previously learnt about Pates de Verre is now being thrown out of the window and I am putting all these superior tips and ideas into practice"

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    Harry Morgan takes prizes at New Designers

    Posted on Jun 30, 2014. 5 comments

    Winner of the student Bruntnell Astley photography award wins at New Designers!!!!!

    http://www.newdesigners.com/Content/New-Designers-Contemporary-Glass-Society-Associate-Prize

    images below

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.398778423593535.1073741929.170072026464177&type=3

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    Bruntnell Astley to branch out.

    Posted on Jun 23, 2014. 0 comments

    Bruntnell Astley are going to branch out to other media. We are going to represent artists working in other media

    such as ceramics, sculpture, paintings and bespoke jewelry. If you would like for us to represent you online at Bruntnell-Astley

    please email Simon Bruntnell 

    image example (artist S Braund)

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    Harry Morgan wins the Bruntnell-Astley photography award!!

    Posted on May 27, 2014. 0 comments

    Harry Morgan wins the Bruntnell-Astley photography award!!

    Edinburgh glass student Harry Morgan wins the Bruntnell-Astley photography award

    for 2014. He was presented his award on the opening of the student exhibition at Edinburgh.  

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    Packing and Posting Glass

    Posted on May 02, 2014. 104 comments

    We are interested in your tip's and tricks for posting out glass artworks. Please add and share your experiences so we can get a consensus on what to do and who to use. Please name and shame but also praise the good guys. So we are looking for across the board tips on packing the best and worst couriers. Any insurance tips or wordings. Please add your comments below. We will then collate the infomation. Read more »