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Everyday Objects at The Gallery at Munro House

Everyday Objects Exhibiton by Jason Taylor – Leeds Gallery, Munro House.

I am currently reworking the the show for Platform gallery in Clitheroe 29th July – 8th Oct. I’m hoping to call it Everyday Objects : More of the same – but with some new work…


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The project that went on and on… Since 2013 Everyday objects the touring show has been to 7 galleries around England and I have had the opportunity to develop it each time. A big thank you must go to 20-21 Gallery Scunthorpe for there support and agreeing to turn it into a touring exhibition. I would also like thank Barnsley Civic Gallery and The Harley Gallery  for supporting new work.

Its been a fantastic way of developing my work  and tapping into this big database of little ideas. I’m going to kick start this blog and catch you up with things that were developed from the project – if that’s ok….


Objects Everyday

object cloud large

So here’s a cloud of all the objects used in the project – I’m developing the project for The Harley Gallery in Worksop.  Go here for the interactive version

Exhibition Booklet..


#360. Two warm

two warm

So here it is last object of 2012 (not worth waiting for) but I thought It would be fun to revisit the hot water bottle that I started with all those days ago. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my madcap adventure into playing with the mundane. It’s been fun, hard, exhilarating and confusing, etc… So I will try and continue the odd thing here to keep you amused. If you want 366 objects then add the ones in extra pics… An exhibition of these objects starts 13th January in Scunthorpe At 20 21 Gallery. Thankyou for checking in and your support over the year. All the best for for 2013, regards Jason.

#359. Drawing pin

Drawing pin


Serious play…

#358. Pencil protection

Pencil protect

Drawing pins…

#357. Sharp Pencil

Sharp pencil


This is the only way I’d use a shaver…

#356. Connected cracker contents

A gift?

Thats says it all… but does anyone ever use anything from a cracker? screwdrivers

#355. Marble display

Marble spots

Marbles in the spots of a domino…

#354. Beer handle

beer handle

Seems fitting for this time of year…. Duct tape as a beer handle for the more sophisticated drinker… drinkscan

#353. Calendar candles

candle chocolate

Hopefully my last christmas themed entry… I’ve used the finished advent calendar to recast shapes with candle wax…

#352. Clove lights

orange light

Another christmas themed object. A use for old bulbs instead of cloves, but not very smelly… Christmas lights

#351. Christmas clean


One of those fancy looking scourers that I bought awhile for another project. Folded and stapled for christmas, a tree covered in these might be nice…

#350. Top 2 top

milky metly


Slightly more constructive way of using the blow torch… A milk bottle top melted into a beer bottle top, needs another top to fill it.

#349. Measure melt

melting measure


Blow torch destruction again but I like parts of this…

#348. Pencil paste

pencil paste

A lovely, fresh, minty pencil case. toothpaste tube

#347. Fire spray

fire spray

Lighter attachment.. spray top

#346. Tape 2 tape

tape to  tape

tape taped together…with Sellotape.

#345. Roll tall

roll tall

I sawed off a section of  lining paper and then extended it back…

#344. Chalk broke it off…

chalk down


I took this photo a few days ago…i’ve been editing it for too long…they were two pieces of chalk.

#343. Chalk roll

chalk roll


Chalk covered toilet roll tube…or just a way to sharpen chalk…

#342. New rope

New rope


We all buy things because we are attracted to them in some way. I’ve bought many things over the years because I thought they had potential, I opened this up today and here it is…

#341. Juice top

juice top


More minimal effort, but still trying to make the mundane interesting. Beer bottle top with juice in..

#340. Cling film

cling film


if in doubt make a joke… a video film covered in cling film.

#339. Real 3D

real 3d glasses


Real 3D drawing…

#338. Play war

lego soldier


Now this is playing… you looking at me?

#337. Christmas cutters

christmas stars



Had this as a tree shape first then it fell over and looked better…cutters as decorations…

#336. Melted maze

Melted maze


Blow torch treatment again…this keeps the ball away from the middle. Ball = me, middle = goal…. An endless metaphor?

#335. Money for old rope

found rope

I think this is the first object I have not changed in some way except it’s context… If you want to be the one who makes this title come true then bid here

#334. Tie brush

tie brush

Cable ties become bristles on an old brush handle… paintbrush

#333. Cable tied stick

Cable tied

An experiment on the end of my stick…

#332. Bottle opener

This is another #161 Decanstructed but sprayed black…. I love the idea of reducing an object for resale and less multifunctional. Any takers? can opener

#331. Real reminder

Yes I really did drill some Post its and stuffed a tissue through…to remind me to blow my nose.

#330. Tissue refold


Tissue unfolded and refolded differently…

#329. Sink tangle

Sink unblocker shaped…?


#328. Cotton reel


A mixer… that’s me. cotton wool and cotton….

#327. Cotton shots

Two different shots of cotton… cotton wool

#326. Portable ruler..


Shortened tape measure to the size of ruler – it’s the future.


#325. Elastic reel


Elastic bands stored on an old reel thingy..

#324. Cable spinner


Cable ties on a salad spinner bowl… needs finishing though…

#323. Ten thin rolling


A crowbar rhyme, sorry. A clump of mini gloss rollers…I like the squished shape.

#322. I wondered lonely…


Broken Polystyrene packing and notice pins as legs…. yes I know it’s ‘wandered’ lonely as a cloud, but this does seem to some up the project…

#321. Battery prize


Two lowly things come together – Raffle ticket and an old battery. Waiting to be won?

#320. Pinned round


Pins in a cork place mat…..more noticeable?


#319. Safety matches


Matches made to look burnt with black pen…should have squashed them too.

#318. Chalkboard table


So the next development of the paste table using blackboard paint for displaying objects…it will will be finished off with an acrylic top.

#317. Colour wheel

cotton buds painted and inserted into drilled wheel…

#316. Notice cup

A Polystyrene cup stuck with pins…nearly average.

#315. Cotton buddies


I love this…I discovered how to experiment again, I made this while being filmed for the exhibition. Made from 4 cotton buds (Q tips) and wire.

#314. Bucketstool

Wooden discs strengthen buckets for sitting on, maybe also for the show…

#313. Bucket and paste table

So a pasting table again with circle cut out for a bucket. Might have lots of these for displaying objects for exhibition.

#312. Egg spring


Stretched out an egg cup… fun to watch kids try and eat now…

#311. Cut and paste table…


A nice drawing table from a pasting table…

#310. Dust shovel


A dustpan sprayed black…..

#309. Inside cups

Plastic cups inside out inside each other…  a slight improvement on #266

#308. Wrist pins


Drawing pins in an elastic band to make dangerous bracelet. Might be better worn inside out….

#307. Pin cup

Drawing pins stuck in a polystyrene cup – heavier and dangerous… decorative storage?

#306. Razor melt


Blow torch fun again, makes a nice curved handle. I was going to show just one but I like them stuck together.

#305. Tooth brush


A toothbrush made from a nail brush. It was like pulling teeth…

#304. Candle(s)

candle made from tea light candles.

#303. Natural travel sponge

A scaled up version of #130 using a large tic tac case and a big bath sponge.

#302. Roll dots

ink on kitchen roll…

#301. Wine spoon


A serving spoon with wooden fork and foil case… inebriated play!

#300. Tin foil can


Nearly properly gave up today, quite apt I used a tin can on #300…the foil was pressed into the inside of a tin can.

#299. Cup foiled

Tin foil this time on a larger plastic cup…

#298. Foil cups

Foil cases moulded/pressed into a shot glass.

#297. Money protection


More minimal effort – elastic band on coin…

#296. Foil case stack


A cheap version of #104 Chutney tower and less impressive…

#295. Cups contained


An Ikea box with plastic cups…there is a reason for this…

#294. Plastic bands


Elastic bands on a plastic cup…. less disposable now?

#293. Shot bands

Elastic bands on plastic cup shots…

#292. Ring of cups


A well rounded experiment using 500 plastic cups. Joining them up means you can’t see the cup shape….

#291. Anticlimax

Poppers for OCD sufferers or most parents…I couldn’t be bothered to coil up the rest of the party popper.

#290. Tape tower

This doesn’t measure up… tape measure

#289. 48 assorted wall plugs…

I’d not seen wallplugs sold with screws in them before, so i’ve just arranged them..for now.

#288. Magnifying glasses


Two magnifying glasses cut and connected…

#287. Jotter plotter

I’ve always found some gems in the Tesco value range. Today I had to buy this Jotter note book – as well as being really thin it also has a brilliant bland cover with ‘Our promise’ of happy to refund or replace any product that falls below the high standard you expect – I so wished it had 49 sheets! Anyway it became an ‘everyday object’ to add to my very own value range…

#286. Many heads are better…

another lego pen, sorry had to be done if it hasn’t already – I never check these things.

#285. Syrup bike


A new concept motor bike….that runs on syrup!

#284. Play pills


I’ve nearly run out of these… I think they work more as a placebo. blister pack

283. Fuse stand

I do like the bare minimum intervention and this comes close…electricplug

#282. Hammer stand


Two spanners holding back the drop of a hammer…

#281. Bubble wrap


The only way to post bubbles…

#280. Music sticks


Cocktail sticks held in speaker sockets…

#279. Tee bag


This is what happens if you start with the joke …I know, the worst one yet. might have been a bit better if I had lots of golf tees in there (I don’t play)

#278. DVD extras

11 DVD cases or are there? Check Facebook page  for unedited version.

#277. Pilot light


One of my better puns… A candle in a marker pen.

#276. Compassed

Two compasses mixed up…the other one is even more useless.

#275. Scrub spoon

Shocking, man makes something slightly functional….Hole drilled in wooden spoon with metal scourer.

I did the same to these spoons  in #46

#274. Ball born


Weirdly, if you cut open a drying ball you find another ball… So the spikes are some form of egg protection… Well done Europe in the Ryder cup!

#273. Magnets Nuts


6 magnets and 37 nuts but no motorcycle…

#272. Paint dispenser


Not more paint… it’s ok i’m not an artist, i’m  just a painter and decorator…

#271. Sun glasses


Safe from the sun at least…. paint on sunglasses.

#270. Sleeve art


Acrylic paint poured and squished around in a ring binder sleeve… easy to store art. Probably been done on a kids art show and would save a lot of clearing up.

#269. Untitled….


One of those apple trays cut in half….

#268. Curl comb

A Comb for curly hair?

#267. Note to self

A note holder… the time it took to weave the note in a comb you wouldn’t need the reminder… post its

#266. Cup inside


A bit weak but my daughter appreciated it… she is 4 though.

#265. Emergency glove

Laminated rubber glove, that only just made it…. This could be hung on a wall and ripped open in emergencies…not sure what they might be.. rubberglove

#264. Sponge toast

If in doubt get the blow torch out…. this time a sponge gets it.

#263. Is this your card?


19 nine of hearts playing cards screwed together………….

#262. Cd burn


Poor joke and I should stay away from the blow torch, getting to like melting things…although I like the triangle it’s made.

#261. Birthday meltdown


It was my sons 10th birthday, he didn’t have a meltdown but I did….one very strange candle holder.

#260. Melted hexagons

Pens connected together by melting the tops…. a bit like Hama beads that you iron together but I’ve used a blow torch…

#259. Mr Pen


Pen holder…. that’s his job.

#258. Half dried


Same object used in #59 a drying ball but now cut in half…

#257. 9 x 9

9 times #114 but this time they are welded. 81 Tin cans meet but don’t join.

#256. Fountins

Been playing with this idea for too long for project Junkstop and now nearly complete… it will join two more sets to complete the sculpture and go outside for the two week New Mills Festival.  It started out as a tree but then I thought of the pun on fountain and I think it’s more fitting. 63 cans in this one.

#255. Fruit pillow


A bin bag blown up and weighted with an apple.. of course…??

#254. Lamp holder

So this is what I meant to do yesterday but I got diverted, putting a lamp bulb fixing on objects to store them on lamp holders (obviously not wired ones..) This one is storing #4. This project eats itself once again. paintbrush

#253. High voltage salt

Nice fit…and almost functional with a couple of holes…

#252. Unflexible


Not very flexible now…or straight…or accurate…

#251. Folded roll.


So I unrolled a roll of black bin bags and folded them all back together and for some reason I took a photo…

#250. Dusted


So I’ve always quite liked the edging on yellow dusters, it’s what identifies it. So here it is by itself… I was also going to show the remains, but I couldn’t identify it.

#249. Tin lid magnets

Tuna tin can lids with stickers make nice promo magnets for the local project I’m working on. These will end up on lamp posts and hopefully will be taken home.

#248. Legoless


I was trying to turn this duple lego brick into a pencil sharpener – so this is just a mock up or just a pencil holder…oh & I guess it’s lego less as I drilled it…

#248. Unhung


A nearly organised (about 40) chains from hanging baskets that I seem to still have…

#246. Grate can


An old cheese grater reformed to look like a tin can, topped off with a can lid. Bean grater?

#246. Toilet tissues


Last nights thing, taken in the sun…A toilet roll cut up now becomes just tissues.

#245. Burn pills

Full of some meaning? at least double… but was surprised at the stand out shapes. Melted nicotine lozenges with solder iron.  blister pack

#244. Ear plugholes

My brain has disappeared down these….after a third of a year messing about!

Two large plug holes and old headphones…

#243. Frameless


A frame back and stand with holes drilled…oooh he’s made some effort, but was it worth it?

#242. Rose tin


A Roses tin lid as a rose… the definition of contrived! sorry..

#241. Corn drain

Another lazy one…as, if you know my work this is similar to a tuna can transformation. This though would function quite nicely as a pen holder… I normally ignore the sweet corn tin can, but it is underrated.

#240. Sponge pod


Not sure Apple will be concerned about this as it’s only got two apps…althoughI have made rounded corners.

#239. Poptails


Cocktail sticks and a bit of bubble wrap…

#238. The thirty nine keys


Had these lovely donated keys for awhile and thought i’d make them look lovelier together…

#237. Hook drivers


A daft idea for a pair of coat hooks using screwdrivers…. can you lend me a screwdriver to fix it to the wall?

#236. Table (tennis) light


They used to call these light bulbs – Golf ball bulbs but I think it’s the wrong sport. I didn’t want to drill my old table tennis bats but found this mini one to mock up this light idea.

#235. Can curl


A tin can flattened and curled…Have you noticed that tin cans are my fall back position?

#234. Sandpaper, scissors.


Title is just what I used to make this – what some people call a fortune teller. Makes a lovely sound when used.

#233. Lamp stand

Obvious and fake…. keep trying. with two lamp holders and two bulbs

#232. Vinegarcil

Meh…although it has given me another idea.

#231. Nail funnel


Made something else that was tame then I thought I want to be more surreal and then this is all I could think of….

#230. Beer sticks

This is a relation to #154. beer bottlecocktail sticks

#229. Out tube



Well it is better than #115 but what isn’t? Yet another random thing blurted out that I’ve not done before…Also never inflated an inner tube without a puncture, quite pleasing not having to look for the bubbles…

#228. Solar yogurt

So this is me trying to resolve my experiments… My yogurt pot hanging basket has doubled into a sphere recently and today I added solar powered fairy lights. This might go into the town for the festival with Junkstop.

#227. Rose tinted

So this is a return of #114 as it was originally taped, I wanted a nice way of fixing it together to make more for a sculpture. So I thought I would get them welded but needed a jig, after much huffing & puffing I discovered they fit very nicely into a Roses sweet tin which seems like a pleasing solution..Tin Can

#226. Plug nuts

Some of these things I throw together are very much work in progress, this is no different… spanner


#225. Safety apple

Found this giant pin at the in-laws and wondered what to skewer and an apple seemed the least offensive… maybe not for Eve.

#224. Ball point


Made a giant ball point pen with a weird lolly called a brain licker but a deodorant stick would work also…

#223. Pom pom video


Hmmmm…. a pom pom made from video tape… honestly it looks better in real life, sort of.

#222. Vinegar cocktail


Salt connected to vinegar with cocktail sticks….

#221. Bottle can..

Not more Tin cans… two cans and two plastic bottles used to make this hybrid…armoured bottle?

#220. Can handles

Hi Mum, here are your old handles on a can.

#219. Bottle guts

Found a nice battered bottle on beach today but look at it’s guts?

#218. Mat cut

Last nights play… with beer mat.

#217. Ear plug phones

water music?

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