This ceramic mural is being erected as part of the Saltash Art Trail, funded by grants raised by the Saltash Gateway Association. These walls are part of what were once fishermen’s cottages and the combination of this and the fact that we are so close to the water front inspired the theme ‘Fisherfolk’. The art work will depict imagined scenes from years gone by…..
Rosie has made and is erecting 11ish elements - but we'd like you to join in making the 12th! Workshops will be in the autumn and you are invited to come along and make your contribution to the wall. This will take the form of a wall made out of stone-shaped clay tiles. Each tile will have a word' which reflects something the maker associates with Saltash (obvious examples would be:- water,boat, Tamar, swan etc).
The first workshop for local Saltashers to make a tile for the mural was in the Ashtorr Centre where 80 tiles were made.
The second and final workshop was held at the 'Livewires Centre' on Saturday 3rd Oct.
All locals were invited to make a tile, in the shape of a stone, and to impress on to it a word that they associate with Saltash. These tiles have now been incorporated into 'Fisherfolk'
Official opening of Fisherfolk Sunday 15 November 2009
Rosie has done a number of other public art projects including the Welcome Tree’ in Albaston, the 3½m 'Charter Tree' in Bedford Square, Tavistock and the 'Tudor Knot' courtyard centre piece at Mary Newman's Cottage, Saltash;
(Rob and Rosie Fierek welcome visitors to The Pottery, Albaston. 01822 833350. Find them 60 yards up the lane behind the Old Post Office, opposite the Queen's Head Pub) http://www.fierekpottery.com/