About Bruntnell-Astley Ltd.
Based in West Midlands, the world-famous glass making heartland of Great Britain, this major new Internet glass gallery features a selection of the finest names in contemporary British studio glass.
The artists span every decade over the past forty years and illustrate glass making techniques as varied as cameo, sand-casting and water jet. Keith Cummings represent the ‘grand old man’ of British glass while Prof Vanessa Cutler has also established her reputation on the international stage in modern techniques. The younger generation of glass artists, is very ably represented by Laura Birdsall, Tracy Nicholls, Joanna Manousis, Elliot Walker and Juie Anne Denton to name a few.
Their work has graced some of the finest galleries around the world and has been acquired by the top glass museums in Europe and America. Between them they have been honored with enough awards and prizes to form their own ‘Who’s Who’. In the future glass historians will view them on a par with the ‘greats’ of British and Stourbridge glass including John Northwood I, George Woodall and Frederick Carder.
Today they are the international ambassadors of British studio glass producing inspirational works of art in glass which rank with the best in the world. With the launch of the Bruntnell Astley Contemporary Glass Gallery private collectors and public museums alike now have a valuable new arena to view and collect a vital part of that creative glass genius.
Charles R. Hajdamach
International Lecturer, Author and Historian.