Natural Glaze Material Field Trip

Words by Nikki Hotchin

Come and explore the local area finding materials for natural glazes! 

Robin Sullivan is working on a new public art project to build a large ceramic standing stone sculpture. The sculpture, made of china clay will be glazed from materials from the local landscape. 

On Saturday 21st of August Robin will be exploring the landscape of Par Beach and St Blazey collecting materials for the glazes and welcomes you to come along and join in!.

Starting at Par Beach Carpark (the rocks side) and meandering around the cliffs and stream before driving up to the St Blazey Canal to investigate further. 

This is a family friendly event and you are also invited to come to the Temporary Art Space at West Carclaze Garden Village after the walk to see the results of previous glaze test firings and learn how to process natural glazes, glazing your own bowl. (there will be some test tiles and bowls pre-made for you to play with).

  • No experience of ceramics or glazes necessary, this is about looking, exploring and having a nice walk together. 
  • Wellies, or flipflops welcome if people plan on wading in (if not theres plenty to explore on dry land! 
  • Children must be accompanied by a guardian. 
  • If you would like to bring a packed lunch we will be stopping for a picnic by the side of the canal. 

Sunday 22nd August (weather permitting) Robin will then be firing up the DIY gas kiln built to fire some of the creations glazed the day before, it takes approx 16 hours so you can drop in and check on progress, play with some clay, some glazes, or come for the long haul and sit and learn the process. 

Sat 21st – 10am Par Beach / 12 o’clock St Blazey Canal (parking by the petrol station) 2.30/3pm DIY Temporary Art Space 

Sunday 22nd (5am – 11pm drop in) 

All events within the programme are free but limited in capacity. For more information on this event and how you can get involved in the rest of programme go to WWW.ROBINJAMESSULLIVAN.COM or email Robin on

‘And Everything And Nothing Has Changed’ has been made possible with generous support, help and funding from; Austell Project, the Coastal Communities Fund, Creative Civic Change, Arts Council England, Cornwall Heritage Trust, Eco-bos, Imerys, FEAST, Cornwall College and Cultivator Cornwall.

Multiple times and locations. Please refer to the details above.
August 21, 2021 10:00 am - August 22, 2021
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