Author Archives: Oliver Kent

CERAMICS STUDENT VOLUNTEER CHLOE MONKS

Chlöe Monks is a 2nd year student on the BA (Hons) Ceramics course at Cardiff School of Art and Design. She has been very much involved with the Ken Stradling Collection this year as a volunteer. She is volunteering with … Continue reading

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SID BURNARD – ANIMAL MAGIC

Amongst the artists represented in the current show at the Ken Stradling Collection is the driftwood sculptor Sid Burnard. Sid is a longtime friend of Ken’s and says he cut his teeth as a maker whilst working for him at … Continue reading

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Animal Magic – New show at The Stradling Collection opens with a sense of fun

Animal Magic – an Exhibition of Creatures from the Collection opens today at the collection’s Design Study Centre in Park Row, Bristol. The new show at the Ken Stradling Collection showcases around 90 pieces which reflect Ken’s sense of fun … Continue reading

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Ken Stradling Collection aids Student Automaton Builder

The recent addition to the Ken Stradling Collection of a group of automata by Peter Markey as part of the Beales Bequest has provided it with a valuable resource for students wishing to explore the area. 3D Design students from the … Continue reading

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Mystery Elephant Joins Collection

Amongst the collection of ceramics left to the Collection by Jennifer and Colin Beales is this delightful small porcelain elephant. It was bought from the 3D Gallery in Park Row as present for them by one of their grandchildren but … Continue reading

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1 Redcliffe Street, Bristol. 1960’s publicity photographs.

I Redcliffe Street the first tower office block in Bristol and is regarded by some as Bristol’s best building of its time. Designed as the headquarters of the Dickinson Robinson Group of paper and packaging manufacturers, it was designed by … Continue reading

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Marcel Breuer glass-topped tables from Bristol

The glass-topped table on the left came from the Gane House interior designed by Marcel Breuer in 1935 in Bristol. The smaller one may also be from the house. They were made locally by Gane and Co. The house belonged … Continue reading

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