The JamFactory – Metal Studio

by Jenny Butler
Wednesday 26th October 2011

Today we get a fantastic insight into the work flow of the JamFactory. The crew from the Metal Studio partnered with the local Council and primary school to design and install artworks for a new park- how much fun! No doubt it was a great project for all who were involved as well as providing ongoing enjoyment for all who visit. -Jenny x

Working hard in the Metal Studio, with second year associate Jessamy Pollock

Top – JamFactory alumni Sorcha Flett. Bottom – Construction in the studio for Burton Playground.

The latest thing to come out of the Metal Design Studio is a project that partnered the Metal team with local council and a primary school to produce artworks for a new play ground development.  The team of associates (first years, Minette Michael, Natalie Gock, Jonathan Sinclair, and second year associate Jessamy Pollock) predominately from jewellery training backgrounds, ran drawing and model making workshops with the students from Burton Primary School and used the results to respond to the councils brief with a design proposal that incorporate furniture inlay, sculptural bollards and artwork to be incorporated with fencing.

Now installed in Burton Park in the Salisbury Council district the project aims to facilitate community ownership through participation in the creation of these works that range in scale from the intimate to the architectural.

Metal trees at Burton, using drawings from Burton Primary School students

Top – Burton Playground install team, consisted of the Metal Studio associates (L-R Jonathan, Jessamy, Minette, and Natalie). Bottom – Print details on a bollard and bench at Burton

Mushrooms at Burton

by Jenny Butler
Wednesday 26th October 2011


  • Dan 5 years ago

    Love these playfully interpreted sculptures. Keen to see the original drawings and how they were translated.

  • Tracy 5 years ago

    I have always wanted to visit Adelaide. The Jam Factory will be on my must visit list when I go.

  • leah of sang the bird 5 years ago

    These sculptures are awesome! I would love to have such inspiration in our local parks…

  • jo 5 years ago

    Another reason to visit Adelaide again – lovely!

  • Rosa 5 years ago

    I pine for one of the kink oil bottles – love it!

  • celina gaweda 5 years ago

    I’ve always wanted to see inside the Jam factory – So thanks! Some amazing stuff comes out of there – par example Kink Oil bottles!! Obviously a great space for great artists.

  • Dawn 5 years ago

    Olive Oil has never looked so good. Love the Kink oil bottles. Yes please :-)

  • sophie travers 5 years ago

    The Jam factory is one of the major stops on every Adelaide visit we make- and we make a lot as we have much loved grandparents there. We always leave much the lighter of wallet!

  • Gina 5 years ago

    Looking at the posts for the Jam Factory this week I am incredibly impressed by the initiatives, building, studios and associates/students. I hope that this type of forward thinking and generous setup is able to be grown in other states. Inspiring and impressive, congratulations Adelaide.

  • Sandra 5 years ago

    Very cool

  • stephanie darling 5 years ago

    Great artworks – really nice to see what is coming out of the Jam Factory. I hope one day I make it over there to Adelaide.

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    Looks great, especially the mushies!

  • Don Gock 5 years ago

    A great design and imaginative play of images for the kids to interact with. Just what I have come to expect from the Jam Factory!

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