Ceramic Commissions

Market house planters, Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson has been one of the leading lights in setting up the Whitegold Project. An established and active presence in the Cornish ceramic scene Paul has been working at his Helland Bridge Pottery for over 30 years. He works using local materials in stoneware and porcelain, in a salt glaze kiln.

“The guiding force behind Paul’s work is energy: sinuous forms creating sensations of movement and life, and the possibilities for change which are always present in the wet clay but are only revealed once the exploration has begun.” Far & Wild Gallery

Paul has been commissioned by the Whitegold Project and the St Austell Townscape Heritage Initiative to create a set of new ceramic planters for the historic Market House, currently undergoing renovation. The planters are inspired by the medieval architecture of Holy Trinity Church opposite, and will sit in the front ground floor doorways of the 19th century granite façade.

Find out about the making of the planters using huge moulds built by Brickfield’s resident expert, John Osborne in the interview below.

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