Tana West, winner of the Whitegold 2019 Feldpsar Prize presents work in progress in the creation of her 3m diameter panorama if St Austell clay country, made up of 15 ceramic panels.

Inspired by wallpaper depicting the Bay of Naples that hung in the White Hart Hotel in St Austell when it opened in 1822, Tana is interested in drawing on St Austell’s rich vein of interactions between the social and geological. In response to the challenges of Covid 19 and working from her studio in London, Tana has tapped into some of St Austell’s lively social media channels to gather stories and imagery for her panorama; and has received parcels of clay and waste materials collected by Whitegold curator, Katie Bunnell from clay country sites identified through the Brickfield project.

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