Whitegold Festival 2018

A huuuuuge thank you to all contributors and everyone who came along to enjoy Whitegold Festival 2017. At least the sun shone on us in the morning… We’ll be BACK. Save the Date for Saturday September 29, and who knows, perhaps September 30 as well. And in the meantime watch this space for more Whitegold…

Thanks for coming !

The second annual whitegold festival of clay kicked off last Saturday morning with a crowd of hundreds who came to celebrate St Austell’s unique China Clay heritage. This year it was officially opened by world famous ceramic designer Emma Bridgewater. Her presence at the festival is part of reconnection between St Austell as the home…

Whitegold coffee!

St Austell’s very own Café Tengo has made a special coffee to celebrate this year’s Festival. On Saturday only you can order their Whitegold coffee for £2 – a great deal. They say it’s a ‘shimmery white gold hot choc,  just £2’ YUM https://www.facebook.com/cafetengo/

Emma Bridgewater to open Whitegold 2017

The Whitegold festival will be opened this year by one of the best known pottery designers in the UK, Emma Bridgewater. Emma will also give a talk about her work in the main Festival Hall (see map) at around 12.15. Her presence at the festival is part of reconnection between St Austell as the home…

Full programme

Whitegold Festival Programme  30th Sep 2017 : 11.00 – 16.30 11.00 Festival opens CRAFT stalls are open all day See map EXHIBITION open all day White River Place Gallery EXHIBITION open all day WRP Festival Hall Wheal Martyn display open all day WRP Plaza WORKSHOP by artist Jenny Beaven WRP Festival Hall WORKSHOP by artist…

Craft artists @ Whitegold 2017

We are delighted to welcome a select group of ceramic artists who will be selling their creative wares at this year’s Festival. All are from Cornwall and represent a broad range of work from indoor to outdoor, from fine art objects to useful objects, from the simple to the adorned. This year’s selected artists are…

Raku!

Ceramic artist Andy Sheppard joins us at this year’s Whitegold Festival with a Raku firing at the Afternoon Gallery, High Cross Street, St Austell, PL25 4AB Gallery Director and potter Andy Sheppard will demonstrate the exciting art of raku firing, an old Japanese technique, where combustibles like sawdust and flame combine to create ravishing colour on…

Treasure Bowls workshop

Free Interactive Workshop: during this year’s festival on September 30, Jenny Beavan  will be creating a china clay ‘whitegold’ landscape. Jenny is one of our resident artists specialising in china clay, and lives near St Austell. Jenny invites you to add to this ever-changing landscape by making ‘Treasure Bowls’ using local ‘treasured’ china clay materials and…

Exhibition: Passion for Porcelain

Go and see the Passion for Porcelain exhibition currently on at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. The exhibition focuses on the use of china clay in porcelain manufacture and the important role that Cornwall played in the development of British porcelain and its global trade. It will celebrate the beauty of, and fascination for, porcelain, emphasising…