Source: The Cornishman
A seven foot memorial to the tin miners of the St Just area is being created in front of the public’s eyes at the Geevor mine in Pendeen.
Sculptor Colin Caffell is creating the figure out of clay and he will be working in the old ball-mill area of the Mining World Heritage Museum so that visitors can be reminded to contribute to the project.
Once the clay figure is complete it will be cast in resin bronze.
But some funding is still needed for the project and the hope is that being able to watch Colin at work will prompt more donations.
Colin’s design for a memorial to the miners who gave so much to the area won a public vote several years ago.
Colin said: “Although the finished resin bronze will eventually be sited in St Just town, it is designed to commemorate the remarkable grit and character of all Cornish tin miners.
“For those local people who have not already done so, by Gift Aiding your entry fee to this award winning museum, you gain free entry on repeat visits for the following year.”
For more information about this project, to make a donation or to help with funding or fund-raising ideas to bring the project to completion, please contact Colin Caffell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bev Strick, Secretary to the St Just and District Trust statue committee on 01736 787315.
You can also follow them on Twitter @StJustTinMiner and @Caffellsculpts
Read more at http://www.cornishman.co.uk/St-Just-s-seven-foot-statue-growing-dark-Geevor/story-22863537-detail/story.html#KtHoTtFOxGSbSJWA.99
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