Phil Townsend

Diverse Sculpture

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Title:  ‘Art & Heritage Wall’

Location:  West Cornforth, Co Durham, 2001

Materials:  Stone-fired ceramic tiles 

Description:  Five recessed panels were built in to a new retaining wall in the centre of this ex-mining village. In a series of clay workshops each of three local groups produced tiles for their own panel while the other two were designed by the artist to reflect the industrial heritage of Cornforth, and made to be read as single scenes, balancing the patchwork effect of the others.