2021 Green and Whitegold Festival

Talks & Demos

DEMO: Rita Floyd

10am – 4pm
South Square, St Austell Town Centre
26th June

Watch the highly skilled china flower maker, Rita Floyd create delicate and precise floral clay sculptures.  Rita, who made a guest appearance on the Great Pottery Throwdown, remains the last of a generation of traditional china flower makers in Stoke-on-Trent still practising today.

This demonstration has been generously supported by Valentine Clays Ltd

Rita Floyd Demo at the Whitegold Festival

TALKS: Public Art for St Austell

2:30 – 4pm
26th June
Unit D4, South Square, St Austell Town Centre

Come and meet some of the artists involved in public art projects around town. Hear them talk about the projects they have been working on – researching local stories, using china clay as a material and inspiration, and collaborating with local people.

Full schedule of artists and times to be published shortly.

CERAMIC DEMO:  Caroline Winn

Afternoon Time slot tbc
26th June 2021
St Austell Town Centre

Caroline Winn works experimentally with clay, focusing on traces of the past.  For this demonstration, she will make two industrial-inspired buckets: one incorporating metal and porcelain paper clay, the other combining black clay, terracotta and white stonewares.  Using plaster moulds, she will show how impressions and sprigging can enliven the clay surface with historical references.


Caroline Winn demo at the Whitegold Festival

FLOWER DEMO: Sorrel Floral Designs

Time slot tbc
26th June 2021
St Austell Town Centre

Katie McBride is a Cornish flower grower who makes wild hand tied blooms and floral arrangements for weddings and events.  She’ll be giving us a demo on making button holes and flower crowns.

Sorrel Floral Designs bouquet

We’re still fine tuning our final talks & demos programme so WATCH THIS SPACE for more information on…

GREEN demos from The National Dahlia Collection and Emma the Forager. PLUS we’re in discussion to bring you info on seed sowing, taking cuttings, wildlife gardening, composting etc…

WHITEGOLD demos from our ceramic craft stall holders, giving you some insight into a potter’s process.


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