Six Bells Burnt Ochre
Artists’ oil paint
Each tube is individually numbered 1-1000
The pigment to make this paint has been recycled from waste ochre generated at Six Bells mine water treatment scheme. The pigment has been heated at a high temperature to change its colour from yellow to deep red. Then it has been mixed with linseed oil and put into tubes in Michael Harding’s paint factory in Cwmbran, South Wales. The name of the pigment was discussed with local residents who collectively agreed on the name with the addition of Burnt Ochre. It is completely unique to this place.