We are launching a new initiative enabling our local community and visitors to leave their lasting creative touch on our special museum.
We are inviting anyone visiting Wheal Martyn to decorate a ceramic tile with their own design and in January 2020 all the tiles will be used to decorate a wall, creating a permanent installation to brighten our facilities. The idea is one in a series of initiatives aimed at enabling our community, near and far, to make Wheal Martyn their own. We are asking those who participate to make a small donation (suggested £1), which will go towards supporting the museum’s educational programme.
The resulting installation will be mapped so that all those taking part will be acknowledged and can find their tile once installed! We are very grateful to Johnson Tiles who have kindly donated the tiles for the project, which we are proud to say contain china clay from Cornwall. You will have the opportunity to take part throughout 2019, any day of the week so pop in anytime. Alternatively, we are holding three events with a focus on the tiles, on 11 and 15 April, and 28 May. See our list of events for more details.
Why not create a design inspired by your visit to Wheal Martyn or reflecting our wonderful Clay Country area? Families, friends or groups could even create a design spread over a number of tiles.
To start the ball rolling, we asked HRH The Countess of Wessex to sign a tile at her recent visit to Wheal Martyn, which will be displayed at the museum, surrounded by a frame of tiles decorated during her visit by our weekly arts and craft for health group.
See the poster here.