Jon Williams Pottery

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Noels Wonderful Water Park

Anique work bench awaiting crusty rural sound jugs by artist potter Jon WilliamsI met with Noel, the Waterworks Museum’s Director on Monday and as is customary, we finished our meeting with a a stroll around the Waterpark to view progress.

It’s been a long time in the making but the Park full of pumps and pistons is nearing completion.

All the interactive activity stations have been built by the industrious team of volunteers and the final interpretation is being prepared at the printers.

The site officially opens on the 26th July 2015 and hopefully the Potter’s Bench (above) will be primed with Musical jugs and ready for action. Watch this space!

Reeves design

Think I’ve just found my designer for the project flyer!

 

Tech stuffed apples

Ceramic and digital musical collaborationSpent an inspiring day yesterday working with electronic wizard and creative Ash Brown installing technical gubbings into ceramic apples destined for the Cider Museum.

When you touch one of the bronze leaves, a note is emitted. You can play ’10 green bottles’ if you trigger the apples in the correct sequence. I cant profess to properly understanding how it all works – but it just does – beautifully!

digital electronics for ceramic apples interactive art installation

Tim’s MDF bases

The list of artists and craftspeople involved in my project seems to be growing by the day!

Have just enlisted the knowledge and skills of furniture designer Mr Timothy Hawkins to make x8 circular bases for my ceramic apples. The disks & apples will then sit in the top of x8 genuine woodern kilderkin cider barrels. It’s going to look so cool!

I’ve driven past Tim’s place on the Ledbury/Hereford Rd so many times without stopping so it was nice to have an excuse to call in – fab gallery filled with lovely stuff & well worth a visit! Website

Happy Making prototypes

Pottery commission for Happy Museums projectCeramic play things and clay stamps for the Under 5′s developed as part of my involvement in the inspirational Happy Museums project facilitated by Craftplay and Craftspace at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton. These prototype pieces are currently being road tested and put through their paces by the children, staff and parents at Loxdale Primary School. Can’t wait to hear their verdict!