The first tea services at Spike Island Open Studios have been a great success, some fascinating conversations complimented by tea and cake.
The artists working with AIM developed the idea for this project. We also invited our partners from Debajo del Sombrero and Gasp.
The project was a creative way to engage with other groups, organisations and local community networks to discuss and share ideas about a wide range of topics including art, disability and local history. It was also a great opportunity to share the work we had been dong through our European exchange.
The central focus of the artwork consists of a purpose-made tea set, created by the artists through applying their painting, drawings, writing and photography to china whiteware by using ceramic transfers.
The artwork will tour to a number of venues in Bristol; art institutions, creative spaces, community centres and schools where the artists will invite others to join them at the table for art, tea and discussion. Maybe in the future maybe it could even tour to Madrid and Cork.