Burial ceremony and celebration
Saturday 17 August 10am–3pm
St Edeyrn’s Village Green, Cardiff

As a resident of St Edeyrn’s Village, you are invited to make future village history and bury handmade ceramic objects under the village green for the archeologists of the future to discover. We’ll be having food after the celebratory burial, free for all until it runs out, so come along and join in!

Over the past few months artist Joanne Masding has hosted workshops with local residents to make objects in clay and think about the identity of St Edeyrn’s as a new village and the history - including Roman remains dating back 1,600 years - beneath your homes. Residents have made JCB diggers, their favourite foods, self-portraits and much more and in her studio, Joanne has fired and glazed these objects.

All residents are now invited to get together as we throw these objects into a pit on the village green, which will soon be covered over by grass and the celebratory burial event a village myth to share. You don’t need to have attended a workshop to join, there are plenty of objects to be buried.

10am: See the clay objects laid out on the future village green before they’re buried
11am: Throw the clay objects into the pit
12noon: Watch the objects disappear as the pit is filled in
1pm: Celebrate making future village history with food!

Joanne Masding is making a public artwork for St Edeyrn’s Village, and as a local resident, you are invited to take part in shaping it. For project updates visit joannemasding.com, or to ask a question, email makefuturevillagehistory@gmail.com.