A Seedbank (Seed Safety Deposit Scheme) has appeared in the centre of St Austell – as the first Whitegold Project public art commission is unveiled in Old Vicarage Place.
The mosaic forms the start of a new artwork trail, which will see the introduction of 18 public art pieces taking residency across St Austell’s centre over the next year as part of the Whitegold Project.
Created by renowned mosaicist Cleo Mussi the mosaic is made from recycled china clay, from St Austell, in the form of old English porcelain. Historically St Austell’s china clay was sent to places like Stoke-On-Trent and made into some of the finest ceramics in the world.
Now, the china clay makes a return to St Austell in this new Seedbank form – built from ceramic pieces that date from to the Edwardian period to the present day, including fragments from the well-known Emma Bridgewater pottery – for local residents and visitors to enjoy.