How to Photograph Glass 1st Feb 2014

Posted on Feb 04, 2014. 0 comments

I would like to thanks the students who attended my workshop on how to photograph glass. I believe it went  very well from the very

kind emails I have received.  The lighting was kept to a simple minimum approach and what you can do with a few simple lights. We also looked where to buy such items and looked at a few other real basic essentials. I think everyone enjoyed it and realized what could be done with a few simple things. 


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Only two spaces left on Malcolm Andrews course

Posted on Jan 08, 2014. 0 comments

Malcolm Andrews Master Glass Blower( Bruntnell-Astley ltd sponsers) Level: intermediate up 6 places 25th January 2014 Saturday now only spaces left 

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Bruntnell Astley Financial Times 'How to Spend it' featured

Posted on Dec 05, 2013. 0 comments

Bruntnell Astley Financial Times 'How to Spend it' feature in there addition on the 15th Saturday of Feb 2014.

The words was written by Nicole Swengley for the FT how to spend section. The three artists to feature are Allister Malcolm, Katya Filmus and Laura Hart.

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Malcolm Andrews workshop 14th of November

Posted on Nov 23, 2013. 0 comments


An excellent workshop was had by all Malcolm Andrews showing traditional glass making skills to a group of young makers. So much was it appreciated they group asked to make a new date for for intermediate makers there's now a January class. Also Malcolm will be running a day for total beginners on the 20th January.



I have recently taken part in some glass blowing workshops up in Stourbridge at The Red Cone Glass House. These workshops have been taught by master glass blower Malcolm Andrews who used to work in the glass industry when it was thriving in Britain. The skills he has taught us are skills that would have originally been secrets kept within the factory walls. Because of this a lot of the techniques he has shown us are not recorded in any published books. I will be uploading a video soon of me attempting the rolling pin....Caz Dowell

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News from Bruntnell-Astley

Posted on Nov 21, 2013. 3 comments

Welcome to all, this will be our latest news and views section to Bruntnell Astley or BA from now on. Here you will be able to see what we are thinking in the future or return answers to questions. Today 21/11/13 myself and Fiaz Elson will be traveling to Kilncare to discuss some very interesting developments we are hoping to nurture  in Stourbridge. Its something which will appeal to artists and makers and hopefully strengthen teaching and development in all aspects of glass making new and old in techniques.

Has things develop I will post them here and on the  facebook glass work shops.

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Posted on Jul 04, 2012. 0 comments



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