Austell Ceramic

Bringing a creative spirit to St Austell

One of the aims of Austell Ceramic and the Whitegold Project is to reimagine visually deprived areas St Austell and surrounding area in order to build pride and confidence in our common public spaces.

Working with local groups, established and emerging artists from Cornwall, from Stoke-on-Trent and from all parts of the world have been invited to research and develop permanent and temporary public art installations and projects that respond to St Austell and environs as a unique place.

Projects include setting up workshops, making sculptures, crafting mosaics & tiles, making architectural ceramic planters & green walls, fabricating new benches, putting together radio shows and more. Projects like these will not only improve visual amenity but, by getting people to take ownership of their public spaces, demonstrate the amazing potential for unleashed creativity to make a difference to our lives.

Artists who are making works for the public realm with Whitegold include:

Parasite Ceramics | David Mach | Marion Brandis | Matt Davis | Sandy Brown | Cleo Mussi | Susan Elliott | Jenny Beavan | Simon Bayliss | Studio HOT.Mess | Paul Jackson | Georgia Gendall | Robin Sullivan | Tana West


David Mach is appealing for your ceramic memoriesYou can become part of a major new public art work, Earthly Delights by David Mach, R.A. – commissioned for St Austell in Cornwall, the home of china clay.

We need your donations, along with your story about the piece of ceramic you donate to complete ‘Earthly Delights‘. David will be giving a signed limited-edition print to each of the first 100 contributions that he selects to go into the artwork. Don’t forget to tell us what the piece of ceramic means to you and we will publish your stories online. The best written story about a ceramic contribution selected by David will also receive an artwork made and signed by the artist.

“I’d like to you give me the pieces of broken ceramic you’ve found on the beach, the fragments, the shards, or even whole ceramics you may have kept. Something with a story to tell.”

The pieces of ceramic you donate can be something the size of a postage stamp and able to fit in a regular envelope. Larger, or even whole pieces are also welcome. Please include your story with the ceramic. Be part of a historic installation – post your contributions to:


Watch the video and find out more here…

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