Cornwall; revisit

November, 2014

In 2010, I travelled to Cornwall to research into the extensive influence of the mining industry onto the landscape. I visited twelve different mines and collected samples of residue from the porcelain, copper and tin industries. The samples formed the base material for a ceramic paint that can be used to color porcelain.

This Spring I visited Cornwall for the second time. I collected 50 new samples of different industries such as silver, lead, tin and copper. These photographs showing the intense colors of the different places where I did collect the materials.

 

sponsored by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

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Geevor Tin Mine
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In search of mica at Stannon House Pit
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Little Johns Porcelain Pit
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Geevor
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Silver Mine
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Little Johns Porcelain Pit
All images are taken by Xandra van der Eijk