WHITEGOLD: A FESTIVAL OF CLAY 

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1st October 2016, 10-00 to 16-00, White River Place, St Austell.

Launching the Clay Town vision for St Austell

Join Cornish craftspeople, makers, artists and gardeners to celebrate the material that has made the St Austell area such a fascinating place for the past 250 years. This is china clay – “white gold” – an amazingly creative material to work with, which is used to make a huge number of things, from lily-white porcelain to multi-coloured paper and paint.

See a range of ceramic art and craft from internationally-known makers, public art work designed by students at Cornwall College, films of ceramicists at work and check out plans for future heritage, art and environmental projects for the town – “St Austell: Clay Town”. The horticultural team from Eden will be doing a bit of guerrilla gardening in White River Place too, bringing clay, earth and plants together. There will be hands-on making workshops for all to join in with. FULL PROGRAMME HERE>

The WHITEGOLD project is a partnership of Cornwall College, The Eden Project, Plymouth University and Wheal Martyn museum. It is generously sponsored by St Austell Brewery, with support in kind from White River Place. It is an initiative of Tim Smit at the Eden Project and James Staughton from St Austell Brewery with the St Austell Economic Forum and Cornwall Council.

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