Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: 2nd April 2008.


Ken Stradling

Interview with Ken Stradling, (1st April 2008).

Ken Stradling was interviewed at his home in Bristol discussing his time at the Bristol Guild, from the early days in the late 1940s through his time as Managing Director and his current role in semi-retirement. Ken has built up a large collection of ceramics, glass and paintings around which the Ken Stradling Trust has been created to safeguard the collection for future generations and to be used as an educational resource. The interview was conducted to record Ken's recollections of his time at the Guild and the gradual expansion of his collection over the past fifty years.

The interviewer was David Whiting, a curator, writer and critic specialising in ceramics.

The Bristol Guild shop premises are on Park Street, Bristol. Their website is

Interviewer: David Whiting.
Director: Matthew Partington.
Lighting cameraman: Bob Prince.
Soundman: Dave Neal.