Free Workshop
DATE: Tuesday 26 March 2019 TIME: 10.00 till 16.00 VENUE: Cornwall College

Come and join us for an inspiring day celebrating past and future ceramic based projects in St Austell. There will be an overview of previous, ongoing and future initiatives, opportunities to share ideas on how clay and art can help improve the town centre and a ‘hands on’ plaster profiling workshop.

The event is part of St Austell Townscape Heritage scheme’s ongoing skills training programme involving Cornwall College’s Art and Construction courses. The day will be led by Parasite Ceramics who have worked extensively on the towns White Gold Festival. It is aimed at local professionals, ceramic artists, members of regeneration groups, local College students and anyone interested in improving the townscape of St Austell and other Cornish towns.

10.00: Welcome and introduction – Chis Taylor, Cornwall College
10.15: St Austell Townscape Heritage scheme – Andrew Richards, Cornwall Council
10.30: Ceramics in context (inspiring presentation on how art as part of regeneration projects has benefited other towns and businesses economically, socially and environmentally) – Parasite Ceramics
11.00: Break
11.30: Ceramics in St Austell (past and future projects) – Dr Alex Murdin, The Whitegold Festival
11.50: Ceramic Hanging sign project (prototype design and future programme) – Parasite Ceramics
12.15: Brainstorming session-’Introducing ceramics to St Austell Shopfronts’ – Parasite Ceramics/Andrew Richards/Cornwall College
13.00: Questions and Lunch Break
14.00: Plaster Profiling Workshop (‘Hands on’ demonstration) – Parasite Ceramics
16.00: Close

The event is free but places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in attending please contact: Andrew Richards T: 01209 831842; E:

Venue: Cornwall College, John Keay House, Tregonissey Rd, Saint Austell PL25 4DJ (Conference Space J5914 (am) and Art Block, Ceramic Room (pm). Please report to Main Reception. Aprons will be provided for the afternoon session.
This might be a bit messy so older clothes would be advisable.