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August 2019

Pottery Painting

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Feeling inspired? Why not paint your own ceramic to take home with you? Choose from bird feeders, tea lights, egg cups and so much more. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento for all of the family. There is a small fee of £1 to £3.50 to pay for the cost of ceramics. No need to book, just drop in between 10.30am and…

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Clay Stories

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our expert volunteers as they share their own stories of the clay industry. Discover what life was like working in the china clay mines and explore how the industry has changed today. Free to attend (normal admission fees apply), 2pm. Anthony will be talking about his childhood growing up near the potteries in Stoke, and how he used to visit St Austell with his father (one of the directors of the potteries) to inspect the clay that they would…

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Leaf Necklaces

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make beautiful leaf necklaces from leaves scavenged in Wheal Martyn’s woodlands. Make sure you take a picture and share with the Wheal Martyn team using the hashtag #WhealMartyn

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Artyology: Painting and Printing Clay landscapes

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Be prepared to get messy in this week’s workshop as Suzy and Lynn show you how to paint and print using clay heritage objects for inspiration. The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series…

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September 2019

Leaf Necklace

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make beautiful leaf necklaces from leaves scavenged in Wheal Martyn’s woodlands. Make sure you take a picture and share with the Wheal Martyn team using the hashtag #WhealMartyn  Standard admission fees still apply

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Teddy Bear Picnic

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Wheal Martyn’s teddy bears are getting a bit lonely and would like to invite all of their friends to a picnic. There will be lots of wonderful games to play and the bears will be sure of a treat today. Squash and biscuits will be provided, but please feel welcome to bring your own food or ask for our picnic boxes from the café.  Standard admission fees still apply

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Science Play

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Pop your googles on and get ready for some hands on science fun! Learn how to create a water wheel and discover how it works, get sticky by making your own slime, as well as learning more about how important science is for the clay industry. Price: £2.00 Activities with fees are in addition to standard admission prices

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Clay Leaf Bowls

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Let your imagination run wild and create your very own clay leaf bowl to take home with you. Choose your leaf wisely and look for beautiful natural patterns. Price: 50p Activities with fees are in addition to standard admission prices

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Artyology: Clay Pyramids

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop, learn how to make your very own clay pyramid, ready to be installed for the White Gold festival. The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series of art workshops focusing on…

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Artyology: Clay Pyramids

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop, learn how to make your very own clay pyramid, ready to be installed for the White Gold festival. The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series of art workshops focusing on…

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‘Off the beaten clay trail’ – Wheal Martyn’s Sponsored Walk

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Sunday 15 September, get involved in a sponsored walk, starting from Wheal Martyn.  As a charity (Wheal Martyn Trust), we are organising the walk as a fundraising event, in support of our growing educational programme. The walk will start at Wheal Martyn at 11am, meeting in the atrium. Please bring along a picnic! We will be walking along the clay trails towards the iconic Sky Tip, before heading onto the West Carclaze site to the highest point, where there will be…

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