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THE MAKERS

DAVID BARRY

Dave is our Hot Floor Manager and has been with us at BBG, for eleven years. 
He started with us when he was 19. His skill set has meant that at just 26, he now manages the Bristol Blue Glass hot floor.
He specialises in our sculpture work, so if you have any of our dolphins, fish, elephants or swords at home, they are probably one of Dave's creations.
You can see in one of the photos, that Dave is also very skilled in our classic range and he is pictured finishing a ruby goblet above..
Dave is also is a keen horse rider. 
A valued and integral member of our team and we are lucky to have, not only his knowledge, but his friendly smile to brighten our day.

 

NICK HEAL

Nick has been with Bristol Blue Glass for fourteen years now and he is an integral part of the team. 
He does all our engraving, right from wishing someone a 'happy retirement', to huge, nationally recognised awards.
He has very recently done all of the engraving for the, Bristol Lifestyle Awards, which you can watch on 'Made in Bristol TV'.
His talents don't stop with his skills for engraving though; he also screen prints and you can see an example of some of his work in these photos.


TYRON SHEPPARD

Ty has been part of the team now for four years which is about half way through his training. Ty plans to become a fully fledged glass maker and travel the world doing so. He has a passion for teaching people about this ancient craft and loves working with the public. Stay up to date with Ty and Bristol Blue Glass at https://www.instagram.com/tyronjsheppard/

 

ALICE WILDE

Jewellery maker

ALEX WILDIG

Alex - Glass Maker's Assistant

Alex has been working with us for 2 years, and has quickly taken to the art of sculpted glass, or the Masello technique. Through this medium, he hopes to hone his skill of the manipulation of flowing and full glass, to be able to create art pieces in his own particular style.  To view his latest endeavours in the world of glass, please check out his Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/alex_sasha_glass/

THE office & SHOP

BEN

Beautiful Ben, is our wonderful Visual Merchandiser. He's been making the Bristol Blue Glass shop look gorgeous,
for just over four years now and actually started his time with us, on our Christmas market stand.

He made such an impression, that he was taken on to work in our High Street shop as soon as Christmas was finished.
He has quickly won over everyone with his talent and warm heart and now is head of Visual Merchandising, at our Bath Road Studio/Shop.
His creativeness doesn't stop at the doors of Bristol Blue Glass though. He is a practising artist and has just had a very successful show, at Centrespace Gallery.
He specialises in Photography and Moving Image.
You'll find Ben, front of house, Wednesday to Sunday, so come down and say hello.

 

 

SHARON CRAPANZANO

General Manager and Marketing Manager 
She's been with BBG for almost six years now and came to us after working for 25 years in a very different field.
She had a very successful and exciting career in events management, working for the World Professional Snooker Governing Body (WPBSA), Clifton. 
Sharon arranged events, travelled with the top snooker players and generally had a lovely time. 
She was asked to come to Bristol Blue Glass in the summer of 2012, by her cousins Jim Adlington, (Owner and Founder of Bristol Blue Glass) and Annette (Owner of Bath Aqua)..And the rest is history. 
She has loved the change of experience that Bristol Blue Glass has offered and we couldn't imagine it without her now. Out of the Studio, Sharon loves spending time with her family and friends (often at Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby). 

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