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

Posted on Jul 29, 2014. 157 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!!!!!

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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. 107 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 »

The Bruntnell-Astley Student Award

Posted on Apr 01, 2014. 1 comment

The Bruntnell-Astley UK Glass Student Award

Bruntnell-Astley ltd would like to announce the creation of the UK Glass Student Award. Each year we at Bruntnell Astley would like to award a nominated student in glass a days photography

at Simon Bruntnell Northlight Photography studio Bruntnell Astley would like all course leaders to nominate up to three students in the subject of glass. The award is to be presented to the student at their final show. Its open to all levels of degree student. The award is valid for six months and to be used in that period. 


We would like you put forward up to  3 students who you feel may benefit from this award.

Please email with your (up to) three students (who must be in full time education) with a short reason for nomination and a simple attachment of their work for judging.

The winning student will receive a 1 days studio photography from Simon Bruntnell at Northlight  Photography. The award is studio based only and the winner will have to travel to Stourbridge in the West Midlands. 


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Coming soon to Bruntnell-Astley...... Ondrej Novotny of the Czech Republic

Posted on Mar 22, 2014. 0 comments


1984 Born first of june, Czech Republic
1999-2004 Glass craft-art school Novy Bor, Czech Republic
2003 Demonstrating in Palau del Vidre, France
2004 taking Boyd Sugiki's class at Glassfurnace, Istanbul, Turkey
2004 Participating in Glass Symposium in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic 
2005 Working at BON studio, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
2005 Working at glassfactory Slavia, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
2005-2009 Working at Ajeto glassworks, Lindava, Czech Republic
2007 Demonstration with Petr Novotny at Urban glass, Brooklyn NY, USA
2008 Working on crystal Carillon with Bernard Heesen, Royal Leerdam, The Netherlands
2008 Teaching assistant of Martin Janecky and Petr Novotny, Corning museum of glass, NY, USA
2008 Demonstrating with Petr Novotny at Tacoma museum of glass, WA, USA
2009 David Walters's class and Boyd Sugiki's class at Pilchuck glass school, WA, USA
2010 Participating at the exhibition Zwieseler Glastage, Germany
2010 Teaching assistant for Martin Janecky's class at Glassfurnace, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Teaching assistant for Martin Janecky's class at AYA Glass studio, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Teaching workshop of mould blowing with Jasper Dowding
2011 Demonstrating at Engelsholm school, Denmark
2012 Demonstrating at College of Poole, England
2012 Participating at the exhibition Zwieseler Glastage, Germany
2004-2013 Demonstrating at Glasblaserij , Leerdam, The Netherlands

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Iestyn Davis joins Bruntnell-Astley

Posted on Mar 06, 2014. 94 comments

 We are pleased to announce that Iestyn Davis of Blowzone fame is joining Bruntnell-Astley. Iestyn will be bringing new forms to the site glowing jelly fishes to name one.

Im really looking foreword to presenting this most dynamic of artists


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Georgia Redpath soon to join Bruntnell Astley..

Posted on Feb 10, 2014. 0 comments

Georgia Redpath will soon be selling her work on Bruntnell Astley. Georgia is based at the Ruskin Glass Centre where she shares a studio with George Jackson. She's a kiln based glass artist working in incredibly complex patterns and forms at the moment. After studying Law at Oxford and working in financial sector Georgia was drawn to the medium of glass 'their loss and our gain we say at Bruntnell Astley'  

Broadfield Glass museum recently acquired 'Deep Blue' from Georgia.

We wish her every success


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