Category Archives: Ken Stradling Collection

Modernism in Bristol: Marcel Breuer on College Green

2019 is the centenary of the founding of Bauhaus in Weimar and there are lots of exhibitions and events worldwide. At the restored second Bauhaus in Dessau you can stay in the student accommodation and wonder who occupied the room … Continue reading

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Modernism in Bristol: Charlotte St and Gill Sans

Bristol bookseller Douglas Cleverdon is best remembered as the man who asked Eric Gill to paint a shop-sign for him. The lettering that resulted was seen by Stanley Morison of Monotype who asked Gill to develop it as a full … Continue reading

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Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Sam Haile at the Ken Stradling Collection

‘Of Brush and Clay – Painter Potters of the mid 20th Century’ The current exhibition at the Ken Stradling Collection, 48 Park Row, Bristol. On until 9 December. An exhibition of ceramics by Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette … Continue reading

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Marcel Breuer 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 isĀ also from the house. They were made locally by Gane and Co. The house belonged to Crofton … Continue reading

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Marcel Breuer in Bristol – Arnolfini

The Promise is the title of the current show on at the Arnolfini in Bristol. The show makes links between international contemporary art and the city both by showing new works and by drawing attention to the design history of … Continue reading

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COLIN BEALES ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER 1931 – 2014

Several of my posts have featured Colin in one way or another, either as a potter firing my supermarket-basket raku kiln or as one of the designers of 1 Redcliffe Street, the Dickinson Robinson Building in Bristol. It was through … Continue reading

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‘KEN STRADLING’S EYE’ – 20th century design show opens at Monnow Valley Arts, Herefordshire

Ken Stradling’s Eye – Modern Design in Britain. Monnow Valley Arts, Herefordshire A selection of pieces from the Ken Stradling Collection in Bristol, curated by design historian Alan Powers. May 3 2014 – 29 June Monnow Valley Arts is a … Continue reading

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