Marion Brandis has been commissioned to create a ceramic art installation which will be displayed in the heart of St Austell, in Fore St. Marion is an experienced artist working in public spaces in mosaic.

Her design for St Austell is being inspired by the key concerns of the Whitegold project – China Clay, the culture of clay country, local gardens, the natural world and the future environment. In her design she will be weaving in symbols of St Austell’s past and present.


During lockdown in the Spring of 2020 Marion asked local people and the community to draw their favourite and iconic symbols of the area which she will translates into the mosaic. Drawings created by both adults and children include the viaduct, local churches, Charlestown harbour. The result will be an amazing icon for the town, made of china clay and about the culture of clay country.

Find out more with Marion talking with Sandy Brown and Susan Elliot about her project in our Ceramics In Public Places film.

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