10 November 2022

Artists in Cornwall have come together to create work for a new exhibition, ‘Rooted’, now on display at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. 

The ceramics-focused exhibition includes a mixture of sculptures and vessels (both hand-built and thrown), collaborations between ceramicists and jewellers, sound, film, and painting and photography inspired by the history and atmosphere of the china clay museum’s industrial grounds.

Among several artists are Lucy Spink, Lynne Speake and Sally Tully, contestant on The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Sian Powell, Exhibition and Engagement Officer at Wheal Martyn, said: “Our museum tells the story of the history of china clay in Cornwall, which still exists as a hugely significant part of our everyday lives today, especially in St Austell and the wider Clay Country. We’re delighted to have this fantastic exhibition on display – come along to be inspired!”

The exhibition is on display in the museum’s Roger Preston Gallery, and also around the grounds, until Tuesday 20 December. Entry to the exhibition is included within normal museum admission. Some pieces will be available to purchase.

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