A new exhibition of stunning enamel objects by Tettenhall-based artist John Grayson goes on display at Bantock House Museum this week. Enameller and automata maker John has created a range of satirical enamel objects in celebration of Wolverhampton’s nationally significant collection of painted Georgian enamels.
Georgian Enamel: Piecing Together a New Narrative gives an insight into the contemporary goings on of Georgian high society while also referencing today’s culture.
For example, his piece #Chaterama transports the origins of social media back to the 18th century through the creation of a faux communication machine.
The artist has worked with members of the public to develop stories for each object, with these narratives being embroidered through the design and making processes.
The exhibition, which is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, runs from Thursday (14 May) until Sunday 9 August, 2015.
Bantock House Museum contains a range of items from Wolverhampton’s rich industrial manufacturing heritage, particularly objects that celebrate the hidden craftsmanship in industrial items made in the 18th and 19th century, including japanned ware, enamels and steel jewellery, porcelain and ceramics.
The museum is open from 11am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday, and for more information please call 01902 552195.