The community in Gunnislake is feeling very proud of its recent handiwork. Inspired by the village’s mining heritage and guided by local talented potter Rosie Fierek, young and old alike created their own masterpiece clay tiles to be part of the whole design. Together they formed part of Wheal Talk Ceramic Mural now on display in the centre of the village. Workshops in both the Village Hall and the Koffi Lodge were full to bursting as words were carefully and artistically imprinted on the tiles.
Gunnislake Community Matters organiser, Carol Green, said, “As part of our recent greening up Gunnislake project, we had funds from the Big Lottery to commission this wonderful mural with the skills of Rosie Fierek to bring it to fruition. We’re very proud of everyone’s imaginative word displays and this very visual reminder of the mining heritage of the Tamar Valley and this village in particular.” Two local family are very proud of their contribution as Arthur Bailey and Ziva Corrigan were models for the two children featured. Local town crier, Hilary Fairhurst, was the model for the bal maiden. And everyone who contributed can now point out their own masterpiece in the industrial scene.
The official opening of the mural will be on Saturday 4th January at 2 p.m when County Councillor Dorothy Kirk and potter Rosie Fierek will do the honours. Come along and admire the community’s handiwork and enjoy all the creative input. There will also be music by local musicians, the Rubber Band, and refreshments served at the back of The Buccaneer Inn.