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The Great Sensational Clay Sell Off!

The great  ‘Sensational Clay’ sell off – 12th August 2015 – Bilston Craft Gallery Garden Festival

touchy feely ceramics by Herefordshire artist potter Jon WilliamsThrown pots made from brick clay designed for gallery visitors to playInteractice pottery as part of Sensational Clay exhibition by Jon Williams

 

 

 

 

 

I’m looking to sell all the exhibits from my solo, touring exhibition ‘Sensational Clay’ at a one off event – The Garden Festival at Bilston Craft Gallery in the West Midlands.

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!

Final destination for Sensational Clay

Interactive ceramics exhibition by Jon WilliamsWhen it opened in 2011, Sensational Clay was never intended to be exhibited anywhere other than the fantastic and unique Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton. However, here we are in 2015 and I’ve just attended the opening of my solo show of interactive ceramics at Leamington Spa Art Gallery.

The exhibition also had an airing in Cirencester, Carlisle and Worcester and by the time it closes at Leamington, will have been enjoyed by over 10, 000 gallery visitors.

To celebrate the opening, I was  invited to give a ‘Friday focus’ introductory talk followed by a practical workshop on the Saturday. Participants were encouraged to use a variety of hand building techniques to make musical pots. A creative bunch for sure and some had their own kilns or access to firings. A lovely couple of days with some lovely people. Thank you to all the staff and visitors who made me feel so welcome. You can see photos from the workshop by clicking here.

Sensational Clay runs 6th March – 4th May 2015.

Made in the Middle

Made in the Middle ExhibitionPrivate views are great for networking and catching up with old acquaintances but near damn useless for taking stock of the exhibits. Although I attended the corporate , viewing of Made in the Middle, I still hadn’t felt like I’d actually ‘seen’ the exhibition. So after workshop duties at St Thomas’s on Tuesday last week I headed down to the MAC to experience the show for real.

I was encouraged by a small crowd of visitors around my musical drum pots, gently tapping out rhythms and notes. (I secretly had reservations as to whether punters would interact with the work in a predominantly ‘eyes only’ show) The positive comments on the post-it note evaluation provided more evidence the pieces were being well used. Have a look at the photos on our Facebook page.

The exhibition runs till the 15 April at MAC then it goes on tour through-out the Midlands.

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