2019 Festival Hands on Workshops

In 2019 we had a host of free activities that could keep you busy all day.

You could try your hand at throwing a pot on a potters wheel or build a large communal landscape in clay with artist makers from Brickworks; make a clay ‘Buccawidden’ – a ‘white spirit’ or ‘piskie’ associated with local folklore to collect and swap memories and/or fictional stories from local villages, with Zenna Tagney read more; create handheld ‘skytips’ to take on a celebratory procession from St Austell Town Centre to Wheal Martyn Heritage Museum, accompanied by storytellers; have a go at Raku firing, working with Laurence Eastwood, production potter at Leach and Fleur Winter; join PC projects to imagine a colourful, new world of ceramics in the heart of St Austell. Design, draw and cut out shapes to take over and decorate a shopfront read more and make a bee friendly seed bomb at The People’s Seed Bank information stall to take away with you.

… and a short distance out of town we ran one one of our Brickfield workshops where you could have a go at making a handmade brick at our experimental brick works at Blackpool Pit (Trewoon).

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