Splitting Stone

Penryn Quarry is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Welsh Slate Industry. An Industry dating back to the 16th century employing generations of Welsh workers.

Where once mountains stood, valleys now reside. The mountains having been hollowed by industry. The waste tipped to the ground, redefining gradient lines. Leaving vast quarried terraces behind as a relic of industry.

In this short film we follow the journey of one such slab of slate from mountain to crate.

Copyright: James Davoll