Jon Williams Pottery

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Cider – done!

Ceramic & Sound exhibition by artist potter Jon Williams at The Cider Museum HerefordGreat to finally see the ceramic apples displayed aloft on their magnificent kilderkin barrels. They sound wonderful too!

Terracotta plinths

Terracotta bases for oversized ceramic musical applesAlthough the tech ‘fits’ under the apple – it does feel decidedly snug and, as I’ve recently discovered, makes assembly of the whole a bit of a faff.

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.

Apple Pye!

Ceramic, bronze and digital tech collaboration by Herefordshire artist Jon Williams from Eastnor HerefordshireCreative 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.

 

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

Sounds from the basement…

Arts Council project by Jon Williams recording 10 green bottles at the Cider Museum in HerefordGot myself a digital sound recorder and spent an afternoon deep in the bowels of the Cider Museum attempting to record ’10 green bottles’ on, you guessed it, ten green bottles! So quiet down there in the basement.

Measured to be made

Andrew Findlay measure's giant pottery apples designed by ceramic artist Jon WilliamsArtist blacksmith Andrew Findlay popped in today to measure each of the fired apples for their bespoke bronze core and leaf.

 

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

Granny Smith?

Mmmmmm…..

large granny smith apple made from clay for Hereford Cider Museum

10 green bottles…

Experimening with musical notes with partially water filled glass bottles…..hanging on the wall – well, standing on a picnic bench actually!

Managed to get a tune out of x6, just a tad annoyed I didn’t have another two bottles to get the whole range of notes needed for 10 green bottles.