PRIMARY school pupils helped to sow the seeds of Remembrance in Weston-super-Mare as part of a project to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. Bristol Blue Glass have also got on board Puxton's project and created a giant red glass poppy worth £500 to be auctioned off in November to raise money for The British Legion. Read the article here
Puxton Park staff with Castle Batch pupils, David Barry of Bristol Blue Glass (centre) & Royal British Legion members
On 24th October 2014 our Director, Suzie Adlington (as well as Phil Smith and Stella Weeks) was interviewed by Dave Harvey of BBC Points West in relation to our growth as a small company in todays economics.
In September 2014 the lovely people from the At-Bristol Science Centre came down to our Studio and filmed a couple shots for a short video they were making on glass. The video is very interesting and try to spot our glassmakers!
In November last year our Master Glassmaker, James Adlington, was asked to participate on a new show for Channel 4 called, Monty Don's Real Craft. The show gives 3 junior glass makers the opportunity to develop their skills under James' tutelage. The show aired on 5th May 9.00pm, Channel 4 and it can still be caught on 4OD. Before that he had been featured on an episode of Flog It, where he taught a glass expert a few simple tricks.
Bristol Rovers Team visited our studio and shop on the Bath Road in early 2014 and blew some of their very own Bristol Blue Glass baubles.
Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh each holding a Bristol Blue Glass Ships Decanter
In 2000/1 we were asked to design and make the chalices for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' . These can be seen in the movie during the dinner scenes. The goblets were made from clear glass, to a 4 part Georgian style design and were finished with gold gilding around the rim and base.
When Matt Smith was introduced as the Eleventh Doctor, in the hit BBC Series 'Doctor Who',the TARDIS was redesigned and rebuilt. Bristol Blue was asked to get involved and was set the challenge of creating the famous time rotor, the centrepiece of the TARDIS console. It took a team of six makers to manage and complete the enormous piece of glass, after which it was handed over to the BBC and installed in the TARDIS set.
Main Shop and Glass Production Address: 357 - 359 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW (Click here for a map)