Clay Exchange is an exploration of how china clay can connect us to other people and places, now and in the future. We want to not only exchange ideas amongst our own communities but also to connect to new people, new ideas and invigorate our creativity. We want to learn from the most exciting, interesting and cutting edge artists, designers and makers, bringing them to Cornwall from around the world to exchange knowledge and culture.
Lost Clay and Chimney Stacks
Brickfield is an experimental community brickworks in a disused china clay pit on the outskirts of St Austell. It involves participants in walking the land, experiencing the extra-ordinary terrain formed by the china clay extraction, and hand making bricks in simple wooden frames using a clay mixed from industry by products. In the first instalments of her blog lead artist, Rosanna Martin tells us about her longterm relationship with lost clay and chimney stacks.
Brickworks and Material Connections
In this second blog instalment lead artist Rosanna Martin continues the story behind the creation of Brickfield for Whitegold.
In the heart of clay country lies Brickfield
Brickfield is an experimental temporary brickworks set up by Rosanna Martin and Georgia Gendall at Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, St Austell helping people to look again at the “Cornish Alps”, the china clay tips and pits, with an eye on building a creative and sustainable future.
British Ceramics Biennial
Find out how Whitegold are connecting with the British Ceramic Biennial through Clay Exchange and Brickfield.
Join us for our first Brickfield walk and re-discover the clay country landscape! Dates to be confirmed for June.
Starting from Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, St Austell
Brickfield Hey Clay!
Join in with our Hey Clay challenge to make 200 bricks in 2 days! Dates to be confirmed for June.