During March 2020 artist and printmaker Nichola Goff made up 4 watercolour sets, each with 4 different pigments from the mines. Each set is made up of individual watercolour pans using pigment from Six Bells (raw and burnt ochre) Tan-y-Garn ochre and Bideford black.
The watercolours were made during the first weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic as a way of compensating for not being able to run face to face art workshops. Each set was sent out to people living in the Six Bells area so they could try out using the colours first hand. Nichola made the following video demonstrations of the process of mixing the paints and how they look and feel different to use. The final video gives some guidance for those using the watercolours. Along with the watercolour sets we posted paper, brushes and note books asking that people record their experience of using the pigments.
The enthusiastic and moving response to this call out can be seen here:
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