TLiC / Turning Landscape

Colour From the Mines...

Turning Landscape became a Community Interest Comany in 2020. It is based at Ty Ebbw Fach in the former mining village of Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, South Wales. Turning Landscape recycles ochre minerals that form as waste residues in former coal mining landscapes, into pigment colours for use as paint. In October 2022 Turning Landscape received Heritage Lottery Funding to support a programme of events, workshops, talks and demonstrations in paint making that bring people together with interest in the social, economic and environmental legacies of coal mining, land use and other extractive practices.

Turning Landscape now run a small artisanal production facility making exterior grade wall paint from mine ochres. If you would like to visit please email Hywel Clatworthy at


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