Tracing Granite – St Piran’s Crossing
A research programme and a series of projects that celebrated South West England’s granites and Cornwall’s dimension granite quarrying traditions, skills and practices. CHT funded the research and development of the St Piran’s day celebratory events and launch day events with a grant of £2,000.
The Tracing Granite programme included a commission from La Vallee des Saints, where David Paton and Stephane Rouget carved a 4.5 metre tall sculpture of St Piran. Throughout the six months that the St Piran statue was carved at Trenoweth Dimension Granite Quarry (Mabe Burnthouse) the public were invited to visit, and also see the quarry and its working operations.
St Piran’s Day 2018 was celebrated with a series of events around Cornwall using the scupllture before it was transported to La Vallee des Saints in Brittainy in May 2018 on board La Nebuleuse, a traditional Breton tuna fishing vessel.