A UNIQUE exhibition marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War is now on display at The Cwtch Cafe in Pembroke Dock.

Created by Pembrokeshire artist Barbie Dureau, the piece - 21st Century Stalemate - comprises 196 clay pots, representing all the countries of the world.

Barbie’s grandfather, Walter Eric David survived the First World War, and she says this piece was her way of showing her gratitude to him, and the men who never came home.

“The year 2014 has seen worldwide commemoration of the outbreak, one hundred years ago, of that monumentally misnamed ‘war to end all wars’,” said Barbie, 50.

“This installation attempts a visual and tactile interpretation of today’s global realities, so distant from that brave claim of 1914 and so clearly showing our failure to learn from the lessons of history.”

The pots are designed to remind the viewer of countries’ proximity and relationship to each other, and the need for the world to unite if it is to achieve peace.

The work also explores tribal differences, the lust for power, and common goals such as “our elemental need to satisfy hunger and enjoy stability”.

“It’s my way of expressing my rage at the position the world is in but in my own, quiet way,” she said.

The pots are also for sale at £25 each, all of which will go to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The exhibition will be at The Cwtch Cafe for a week, before it moves to Plas Hyfryd Hotel,Narberth, on January 16 and The Point House, Angle, on January 23.

To keep up to date with the tour, or to volunteer an exhibition space, search ‘21st Century Stalemate’ on Facebook or contact the artist on 07764 581740.