We are now very pleased to be able to offer some socially distanced Brickfield activities over the summer including field trips, brickmaking and a special brick making challenge – the Brickfield Brickathon – make as many bricks as you can!
All activities are free and open to most age groups and abilities. Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will accommodate you if we can. Please email any enquiries to email@example.com.
These are gentle walks out into clay country with a break for lunch – please bring your own picnic – suitable for most ages and abilities. Please inquire if you have special requirements.
Saturday 12 September – 11.00 – 3.00pm approx
BRICK MAKING WORKSHOPS
Thursday 10 September – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Friday 11 September – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
BRICKMAKING WORKSHOPS ALONGSIDE KILN FIRING Come and make some bricks while we are firing the kiln that the Brickfield team will be building using bricks recycled from the old clay country brickworks at Wheal Remfry.We’ll be aiming for flames out the chimney on Saturday night and some kiln-side story telling.
Weds 16 September – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm Thurs 17 September – 2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm Friday 18 September –2 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Saturday 19 September – 3 workshops: 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
If you are part of a local community group who you think would be interested in coming on site to make bricks together, please get in touch – we may be able to offer you specific workshops for group of 6 in the week beginning 7th Sept. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
KILN BUILDING AND FIRING
At the end of August/beginning of September, the Brickfield team will be building a kiln using bricks reclaimed from the old brickworks at Wheal Remfry near Fraddon where local brick maker John Osborne used to work. From around the 7th September they will start steaming the bricks everyone has made over the summer to dry them out over a few days in preparation for firing the kiln to co-incide with the Whitegold Festival on 19th September. The firing will take around 72hrs.