Clay Exchange

Clay Exchange

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.

Clay Exchange

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.

Brickfield

Brickworks and Material Connections

In this second blog instalment lead artist Rosanna Martin continues the story behind the creation of Brickfield for Whitegold.

Brickfield

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.

Brickfield

British Ceramics Biennial

Find out how Whitegold are connecting with the British Ceramic Biennial through Clay Exchange and Brickfield.

Brickfield

Brickfield Fieldtrip

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

Brickfield Hey Clay!

Join in with our Hey Clay challenge to make 200 bricks in 2 days! Dates to be confirmed for June.

Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, St Austell
Brickfield

Learn about our hands on Brickfield experience last year