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THE MAKERS

DAVID BARRY

Glass Maker

Dave is the Hot Floor Manager and has been with us for ten years.  Dave is a dedicated Glass maker and is truly in love with his material, he travels extensively to further his Glass knowledge. Dave  developed his skills making our range of glass.  He originally specialised in Sculptural work but is now happiest experimenting with Venetian Blown Stemware techniques.


TYRON SHEPPARD

Glass Maker's Assistant

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

 https://www.instagram.com/tyronjsheppard/

 

ALEX WILDIG

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 in the manipulation of flowing and full glass and to create art pieces in his own style. 

 https://www.instagram.com/alex_sasha_glass/

 

ALICE WILDE

Jewellery Maker

Alice has been with us for 3 years. Before joining us she did a degree in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture.
 
Alice trained with us in lampworking and kiln fusing glass and makes our memorial jewellery range, which she finds very fulfilling. Alice enjoys working with colour and experimenting with shape.
 
She hopes in the future to further her skills in stained glass work.
 

AMBER STARRS

 

Jewellery and Stained Glass Maker

Amber has worked with us for nearly a year now. Before joining us, Amber studied Illustration at degree level, specialising in Stopmotion and puppetry making. Amber has trained with us in  lamp working, fused glass and stained glass and can now make our jewellery range as well as one off pieces. She hopes to keep learning and improving her skills further with glass, and experiment with combining the medium with other materials.

NICK HEAL

Engraver

Nick has been with Bristol Blue Glass for fourteen years now and is an integral part of the team. 


Nick 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; he also screen prints and you can see an example of some of his work in these photos.

THE office & SHOP

BENJAMIN SAMUEL

Gallery Host & Visual Merchandiser 

Ben has been with Bristol Blue Glass for just over four years 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. Ben quickly won over everyone at Bristol Blue Glass with his talent and warm heart and is now head of Visual Merchandising and is our Gallery Host, at our Bath Road Studio/Shop & headquarters.

Ben is front of house at our Bath Road store, Wednesday to Sunday.

 

SHARON CRAPANZANO

Marketing, Promotions and Customer Care Manager 


Sharon has been with Bristol Blue Glass for 7 years this year and came to us after working for over 20 years in a very different field.
After a successful and exciting career in events management, working for the World Professional Snooker Governing Body (WPBSA).  
Sharon arranged all World Ranking Snooker events and was lucky enough to work with all the top snooker players, travel with them overseas and attend UK events. She then went on to work in Rugby League for 5 years.

Sharon was asked to come to Bristol Blue Glass in the summer of 2012 and the rest is history. 

Sharon 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 beloved boys and partner - they can usually be found in Devon and Cornwall fishing, eating, drinking and most of all laughing.  

 

TARA SHEPPARD

Apprentice Customer Care Operative 

Tara has been working with Bristol Blue Glass for almost a year. On a day to day basis Tara manages the Dispatch Area, helps with telephone calls, welcoming customers and replying to emails.

Tara has the best of both worlds and is the communication axis between the studio and the rest of the world.

 

IVAN MILOSEVIC

Assistant Manager at Phoenix

Glass Maker`s Assistant at Bath Road.

You will most likely find Ivan at our shop in the centre of town (just on the outskirts of St Nicholas Market). As well as being a friendly face to our customers Ivan also is a talented mosaic artist and works as a glass makers assistant one day a week in our studio. If you have been to our bath road studio you may have seen his beautiful mosaic BristolBlue sign in our window.

 

GEMMA COLLINS

Gallery Host 

 
Gemma has been working with us for over 4 years, you will find her on the shop floor on a Saturday. Her duties involve meeting and greeting the public, and helping customers choose the perfect gift for their special occasion.
 
Gemma loves to travel! She has explored many places in Asia, America and Australasia; she is hoping to travel around South America in the near future. 
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