About

The Whitegold Project

Whitegold is an initiative of the Austell Project set in the heart of Cornwall, in an area famous for China Clay production and renowned for its sub-tropical gardens. Find out more about the project and how we're working to bring a creative pride to St Austell and its hinterland.

International Prize

International Prize 2020 Convivial Clay

Whitegold 2020 prizes will be awarded to projects that combine food and clay in creating convivial community interactions. Closing date for entries is 29th February 2020! Quartz Award, £10,000 and Feldspar Award, £5,000

International Prize

Announcing The Best Of The Best for 2019

We are delighted to announce that Whitegold 2019 International Ceramics Quartz Award winner is Professor Neil Brownsword.

International Prize

Feldspar Award Winner 2019

We are delighted to announce the Feldspar Award for the Whitegold International Ceramic Prize 2019 has been awarded to Tana West.

Commissions

Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown has been awarded the Kres commission to create a ceramic art installation which will be displayed in St Austell Town Centre.

Brickfield

British Ceramics Biennial

Find out how Whitegold are connecting with the British Ceramic Biennial through Clay Exchange and Brickfield.

Commissions

Bringing a creative spirit to St Austell town centre

The ceramic commissions project will bring public engagement to visually deprived areas of the town to build pride and confidence in our built environment.

Whitegold Festival

2020 Hands on Workshops

Come and have a go and play with clay at this year’s festival! All workshops are free and open to all. Bring out your inner potter and have a go at throwing a pot on a wheel, adding your own hand built model to a large festival display or try out different decorating techniques. Full workshops will be published soon.

Brickfield

Brickfield Fieldtrip

Join us for our first Brickfield walk on Saturday 2nd May at 11.00am and re-discover the clay country landscape!

Starting from Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, St Austell
May 2, 2020 11:00 am 3:00 pm
Brickfield

Brickfield Hey Clay!

15/16 May Join in with our Hey Clay challenge to make 200 bricks in 2 days!

Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, St Austell
May 15, 2020 10:30 am TO May 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Commissions

Marion Brandis free workshop – become part of the art

You can help make a new artwork for St Austell - Treudhow - with artist Marion Brandis at this drop in workshop at Wheal Martyn Clayworks. Create china clay tiles for the sculpture. Suitable to different levels of ability, and ages 5 - 99, making leaf tiles, either plain or decorated more complex elements

Wheal Martyn
May 16, 2020 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Commissions

Sandy Brown free workshop

Join famous ceramicist Sandy Brown who has been commissioned by Whitegold to make a significant artwork for St Austell. She will be sharing her skills and unique enthusiasm for all things clay as she develops ideas for a public art work. Suitable for all ages from 5 -99 and all abilities.

Unit K, South Sq, White River Place, PL25 5AZ
April 11, 2020 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Whitegold Festival

Learning for all

Come and experience making workshops at this years Whitegold Festival held every year in St Austell town centre.

Whitegold Festival
September 19, 2020 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Commissions

Matt Davis

Matt Davis has been awarded the Tremen commission to create a ceramic art installation which will be displayed in St Austell Town Centre.

Commissions

Jenny Beavan

Jenny Beavan has been commissioned to create ceramic installations of clay country core samples which will be installed within the St Austell area.

Commissions

David Mach

David Mach has been awarded the Ope commission to create a ceramic art installation which will be displayed in St Austell Town Centre.

Commissions

Cornish Honey Bee

One of the first public art commissions for St Austell will be the Cornish Honey Bee Tile mural which has been hand made by local residents of St Austell, artists, makers and HRH Prince Charles.

Commissions

Susan Elliott

Susan Elliott is a Hastings based artist working with mosaic materials. Susan has been commissioned to create a ceramic mosaic sculpture which will be displayed in the town centre of St Austell.