This rather striking terracotta mammoth was made by Jon the Potter at Worcester Museum and Art Gallery. Families were invited to drop by and help make the ice age beast as part of an exciting year long project called Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire. The project culminates in the summer of 2018 with an exhibition at both the Museum in Forgate Street and The Hive.
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Back in the depths of Winter Jon was approached by Creative Black Country to contribute a work of art for a field of ceramic flowers, being ‘grown’ by community groups in West Bromwich and the surrounding area.
He submitted several ideas, but the one that really captured the imagination of CBC was a swarm of touch sensitive ceramic bees that buzzed when handled.
Jon’s practice is interactive and playful and the more layers of engagement the better. FAB LAB were the technology collaborators on this occasion with the outstanding problem solving capabilities of Anne Scrimshaw playing a huge part in the project.
The bees were also featured on BBC Midlands today.
Craftspace is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Made in the Middle, an exhibition event celebrating emerging and established contemporary craft makers across the Midlands.
The exhibition which began life as the ‘West Midlands Crafts Open’ in 1998 and 1991, has been a constant element in Craftspace’s programme across these 30 years.
Some makers have taken part once, some several times. Jon Williams has been selected a couple of times to take part and has played a role in delivering the social engagement programme connected with the exhibitions.
In the lead up to the eighth Made in the Middle, to take place at the end of 2016, Craftspace has launched a website dedicated to the history of MITM and the people involved in it.
Jon also gets a mention in the introductory essay by Louise Taylor, linking to a short video of his work.
It’s that time again for all the schools in Worcestershire to exhibit and take pride in all their creative exploits from the academic year.
We are proud to have partnered at least two Worcestershire Schools represented at this year’s show.
We produced a couple of collaborative oak tree wall panels with Holyoaks with every child in the school making and painting a clay leaf.
The school did an excellent job of mounting the tiles on some rather wonderfully painted boards – good work you guys.
Jon worked with YR1 at Bengeworth on a range of collaborative, terracotta dream pots and bottles inspired by Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant. – BFG!
Catch these amazing ceramic masterpieces at the Cathedral from 14th May till 12th June 2016
Brilliant contemporary ceramics exhibition at Wolverhampton City Art Gallery by makers who choose to work on a large scale.
As part of the exhibition launch on Saturday 20th Feb, Jon took x4 potter’s wheels along for visitors to take turns on.
Phew, what a busy day! Punter’s were queuing up around the block and Jon and his intrepid team of undergraduates from Wolverhampton Uni potted on through lunch to ensure everybody who wanted to sample the delights of the potter’s wheel did so.