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Teatopia

Louisa Taylor - Stacking Cups © 2010, Photograph by Matthew Booth.
Thursday 1 July 2010 - Sunday 24 October 2010

Coffee outlets may be springing up on every high street, but the average Brit still sips their way through over 1,000 cups of tea every year.

Teatopia is a new craft and design exhibition which delights in our national obsession with tea. Tea-drinking has linked British culture with many other countries and cultures throughout history and these connections are still vibrant today. As the habits and rituals associated with the drink have changed alongside our lifestyles, designers have responded by producing new tea wares and design solutions to make the process easier, or simply more elegant.

This exhibition includes historic objects such as fine ceramics and metalwork from Sheffield’s own collections alongside iconic contemporary art, design and craft pieces. See stunning new sculptural work from rising star of UK ceramics Hitomi Hosono and Sheffield-based illustrator Geo Law, who has created a contemporary tea towel design exclusively for the exhibition. Designer tea towels will also be available to purchase in our shop. Teatopia – how do you take yours?