Tea For II Outdoor Installation

From 10 July 2020

The Tea for II outdoor installation is a new artwork produced collaboratively by students studying BA Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

The installation commemorates 75 years since the end of the Second World War and was inspired by the National Memorial Arboretum and the region’s famous pottery industry.

It was produced in response to the Ancient Burial Mound, on which it is now being exhibited. The Ancient Burial Mound is over 3500 years old, and is believed to have been a site of ritual, remembrance and community gatherings. The students drew parallels between the activities that took place on the Ancient Burial Mound thousands of years ago and those that took place on VE Day. Due to the similarities, the students felt that it would be an appropriate location to place the installation.