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.


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 summer events. Join us for walks out and brick making in clay country. Find out more here.


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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Brickfield at Whitegold Festival Brickmaking and Kiln Firing Workshops

Join us on Fri 18 and Sat 19 September to make some bricks, see the Brickfield kiln and share some kiln-side stories 2020. BOOKING AVAILABLE SOON.

Brickfield Site, Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, PL26 7TE
September 18, 2020 10:00 am TO July 19, 2020 7:30 pm

Brickfield Brickathon!

Take on the Brickfield Brickathon challenge to make 100 bricks in a day! BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE FOR OUR BRICK MAKING MARATHON!

August 22, 2020 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Brickfield Brickmaking Workshops

Join us on site at Blackpool Pit to learn how to make a brick from the material beneath your feet. Workshops are in mid/late August and mid September to coincide with the Brickfield kiln firing for the Whitegold Festival. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

PL26 7TE
August 19, 2020 10:00 am TO August 22, 2020 4:00 pm

Brickfield August Fieldtrip

Join us for our second field trip of the season at Blackpool Pit on August 15 2020. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE!

August 15, 2020 11:00 am 3:00 pm

Brickfield July Fieldtrip

Our first Brickfield fieldtrip is on Sat 25 July. Meet us at our site at Blackpool Pit for a walk out into the unique clay country landscape. This Event is now full.

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

Learn about our hands on Brickfield experience last year