Tag Archives: metalwork

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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Going Loco

12 months ago I was asked to propose a design to embellish a ‘pavilion’ structure conceived by architect John Whiting as a focal point for a new housing estate by Croudace Homes in Ashford, near the site of the old … Continue reading

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MISGUIDED MAN RESTORES POINTLESS VEHICLE!

STOP PRESS!! Read all about it! This week’s Classic car buyer magazine – Out now!!

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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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A bridge (not) too far

Thanks to Sian Edwardes-Evans for recently sending me some photos of ‘my’ Dyfi Bridge in Machynlleth, Wales – 15 years on and they brought back mixed memories – nightmare deadlines/penalty clauses/ anxiety over technical & dimensions issues/ welding certificates and … 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 at Museum of Iron, Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

Until April 2013: stop press! Exhibition now held over until September 2013 It’s in a great setting, in the Enginuity Hall… surrounded by old bits and pieces of metal… fantastic! There are over 60 objects now that have been made … Continue reading

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what the scribbles became

I was recently asked to be part of an A&C Black publication, about artists and their drawings. It prompted the digging out and scanning of some of the more interesting works, especially when the scribble had led to bigger things. … 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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