Ceramics with a Conscience: how clay shapes people.
Alex Murdin, curator for the Whitegold Project (www.whitegold.org.uk), talks about how makers, and particularly ceramicists, have always been at the forefront of what is now being called socially-engaged art, and how a few determined ceramicists have kick-started a clay renaissance in the china clay pits of mid-Cornwall and the post-industrial town of St Austell.
Dr Alex Murdin is curator focussing on the fascinating area of how art, craft and design shapes our public spaces and places. Projects have included developing commissions for the Met Office, the NHS, the University of Exeter and numerous local authorities. He is a former Director of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Arts Council England Artistic Assessor and Chair of the Crafts Council Selection Panel.
Visitor tickets from £7.50 for one day, which includes all talks and exhibitions.