The great ‘Sensational Clay’ sell off – 12th August 2015 – Bilston Craft Gallery Garden Festival
I’ll be offering all the pieces at a fraction of their original value, in fact everything will be priced between a bargain £5 and £30 – everything must go!
For those who didn’t have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in one of five venues across the West Midlands and beyond, missed out on an extravaganza of fired ceramic designed to stimulate the five senses. All the exhibits were made with visitor interaction in mind and as well as being accessible to touch, there were aromatic pieces, musical rattle pots and sculptural curios inspired by food and drink.
Sensational Clay was first exhibited at Bilston Craft Gallery in the Summer of 2011. The show proved so popular with it’s intended family audience, the Gallery suggested it be offered to other venues as a touring resource. It went on to be exhibited at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester, Tulie House Museum & Art gallery in Carslile, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery before it’s last outing at Leamington Spa Art Gallery in Warwickshire.
The Garden Festival starts at 2pm and is due to finish at 5pm but do hurry as the work won’t be around for long!
Even as I was unboxing the collection of Musical Water jugs, young musicians and pottery lovers were on the scene, eager to trial the installation. The pots will be proper put through their paces on Sunday 26th July as the new interactive Water Park at The Waterworks Museum in Hereford gets it’s official opening by the Mayor of Hereford.
So, I’ve decided to sit the apples on their very own terracotta plinths. Here’s one with the addition of sound holes for added amplification.
Electronics supplied by Ashley Brown.
Creative photo session with a sackful of oversized ceramic apples, a bucket of pottery bones and genius photographer Kirsty Pye,
The amazing images will shape the promotional flyer to accompany the interactive installations in all three Hereford Museums, designed to signpost visitors to each venue.
I 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!
Think I’ve just found my designer for the project flyer!
When he’s not wiring up oversized ceramic apples or lighting strange brick clay cooking pots here at Eastnor Pottery, digital and creative maestro Ashley Brown gets to work on some pretty amazing projects.
He is currently Artist in Residence at Pervasive Media at the Watershed in Bristol having successfully applied for the post earlier this year.
Catch up with what he’s up to by visiting his blog.
Brilliant day today with Ash introducing tech and LED lights into the cooking pots.
Here’s a wee video clip of the xylophone in action.