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Our wonderful Ty completed a 2 year course with us towards the end of 2017 - The Guardian were impressed, click here to read the full article. 

An engraved plaque we made for the Aquila Restaurant in Bristol

Throughout the last 25 years, Bristol Blue Glass has been featured many times in the media.

Bristol Blue Glass were extremely proud to announce the Royal Collection Trust commissioned a stunning sapphire water jug and glass set to compliment the Royal Birdsong chinaware range.

On Friday 21st July 2017 - the Bristol Blue Glass team had the pleasure of visiting The Buckingham Palace Garden Shop. Bristol Blue Glass Hot Floor Manager, David Barry commented “The Bristol Blue Glass team are very proud and privileged to have been asked to commission such beautiful pieces of glass."

Sharon Crapanzano, Bristol Blue Glass Sales and Marketing Manager also added “The team have worked so hard, it’s been such a joy seeing this commission grow. Not only is it an honour to be producing glass for Royal Collection Trust, but this coincides beautifully with us celebrating our own 30th year in business, next year”.


 





Sharon Crapanzano, Bristol Blue Glass Manager, along with David Barry, Bristol Blue Glass Hot Floor Manager with the new stunning Royal Birdsong chinaware range - displayed beautifully at The Buckingham Palace Garden Shop.

 

      

 

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.