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Battery Cycle ( converting a 1939 bicycle to electric)

I used to ride this 1939 Royal Enfield Ladies Loop frame bicycle around Brighton back in the Eighties, before putting it out to pasture and hanging it up from the workshop roof . So when the desire for an electric … Continue reading

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“Watt’s in his head”

So I have spent my time writing a new Mr Watt story and ended up with 50 objects that were required to illustrate it. The story is about Mr Watt’s dream – the loss of his sparkle and the subsequent … Continue reading

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Kids in the Shed!!

60 kids from Hertford Infants School at the workshop. Mr Watt’s shed gets it’s first occupants! Wonky metalwork explained…. …to an attentive audience: then the walk back to school, and they’re all exhausted! See the Kingfisher class blog at: http://kingfisherclassblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/visit-to-jon-millss-workshop/

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Hey Kids!!

Here’s me giving a talk to Hertford Infants school assembly. A quick history of my career to date, from automata and furniture, to public art and demo’s of the Mr Watt eBooks. What a receptive and appreciative audience! (with thanks … Continue reading

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Mr Watt goes to the Museum

I applied for and got (16/12/2010), an Arts Council “Grant for the Arts”, to write a new ‘Mr Watt Grumpy Man of Metal’ book, which was inspired by the collections at Hove Museum. This will involve making specific objects which … Continue reading

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jenny lind steam locomotive

And now, I shall be making a life size “2-dimensional” replica of an 1847 steam locomotive, the Jenny Lind…. In 1847 the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway commissioned a new locomotive from the E.B.Wilson works in Leeds. Named the … Continue reading

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