Its been a week since I visited St Austell and I’m still sifting through all the information that I gathered there, books, films, images. On my last day after breakfast I noticed the stamp on the bottom of my plate – Pure White Utopia Tableware – which seemed a very apt end to my stay there. I had been staying at the Eden project YHA, the site of a former kaolin mine transformed into a public centre championing sustainability and biodiversity.
I’m excited to share my experiences with my peers back in Cardiff and there’s an opportunity to join at Pecha Kucha event later in the summer, which I think would be a good platform at this early stage in the project. The contacts I made whilst in St Austell at Wheal Martyn and the archives are keen to support a longer period of research so with their support my task now is to find further funding to return as a resident artist in 2016/17.