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Discover works from a diversity of grass-root and world-renowned artists across Eden’s 30-acre site.
Discover Jenny Beavan's ceramic sculptures in Wild Cornwall.
“ Cores tell the true story of time, material and the place beneath our feet. They speak of millions of years, tracing Earth’s massive geological upheaval, leading us through from the birth of the simplest living forms to the ever-increasing complexities of our Earth. ”
Made up of seven different clays, some local, the 15 Cores appear as if they have been lifted from the ‘earth’ of Eden. The clays – varying in colour and texture – have been blended as a nod toward the local geology; pebbles, crustaceans, flora and fauna have been impressed into the clay to suggest evolution and transition. Water, which was essential to this process, is implied through the blue glazes and the predominance of white clays suggest ‘white gold’, the local name for china clay, while the gold and copper also hint at Cornwall’s other treasures.