Weeping Window Sculpture, Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:21st of August 2018

Description:Visitors are pictured looking and photographing the Weeping Window Sculpture with its handmade ceramic poppy cascade after being recreated on the side of a bottle kiln at Middleport Pottery.

It was part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which made headlines when it was displayed at the Tower of London in 2014.

Created by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, the installation was displayed outside the factory from 2 August until 16 September 2018, as part of the final year of the 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour.

At the time of this photograph the poppies had already been viewed by over four million people as it toured several locations around the UK. At the end of the tour it moved to its final presentation at the Imperial War Museum London, where it became part of the Museums’ collection.

Nearly half of the 888,246 poppies – one for every British or Colonial life lost during the First World War – were made at Tunstall’s Johnson Tiles and they were crafted from clay supplied by Etruria firm Potclays.

Thank you to the Stoke Sentinel for the above information.

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Creators: Mr Bob Metcalfe - Creator

Donor ref:BM-443 (192/46343)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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