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.
Brickfield 2020 Update
This year the Brickfield team are turning their attention to their connections with the history and heritage of brick making in clay country, learning as much as they can from local brick making legend John Osborne.
Brickfield 2020 Activities
Bookings are now live for Brickfield activities this summer. Join us for walks out and brickmaking in clay country. Fin out more here and email email@example.com to book.
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.
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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
July 25, 2020 11:00 am 2:00 pm
Clay Entrepreneurs – want to set up a creative business?
Want to run pottery classes, set up your own studio, work with local schools? Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs can support you through free online learning sessions where you will explore how to turn your idea into reality or grow your recently formed enterprise or community project. They provide both workshops and tailored mentoring to help you explore your ideas and work out how to move them forwards at a pace that suits you. Complete the online enquiry form to find out more.
School for Social Enterprise Cornwall
July 2, 2020 12:00 am
We had a great line up of workshops planned for the summer to let people get involved, get clay under their fingernails and to learn from our amazing range of commissioned artists. As you might imagine these have been postponed in the immediate future thanks to the coronavirus epidemic but we are already hatching alternative plans so please watch this space…