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Tin Mine Clay Exhibition

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There is still loads of events on for September, the schools may go back but holidays are still in full swing down here. From the St Ives September festival to the Perranporth World Belly Board Championships, but this month I wanted to focus on the Tin Mine Clay exhibition at Geevor Mine.



An interesting place to visit, Geevor Mine unlocks an important part of Cornwall's not so distant history. The exhibition was created by Dominique Fuglistaller, a Penzance sculptor and Alison Cooke, a London ceramist. Running from the 18th July to October 2019, you can see the artworks they created to mark the centennial of two tragic events - the sinking of Victory shaft at Geevor Mine and the Levant mining disaster that claimed 31 lives.


These artists have produced a series of ceramics made from the clay found within the mines. A variety of different clays were uncovered, none easy to work with! Prone to collapsing, cracking and melting it posed quite a challenge. The artists embraced these li…