A sea of ceramic poppies to commemorate WW1

The Tower of London is awash with thousands of blood-red ceramic poppies, for an installation entitled The Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red.

All images courtesy of Johnson Tiles

All images courtesy of Johnson Tiles

Involving 888,246 hand-made flowers, the project by artist Paul Cummins commemorates 100 years since the start of the First World War. Each ceramic poppy represents a British or Colonial death during the conflict.

The first ceramic poppy was planted last month, with the final one due to be installed on Armistice Day. Alongside Cummins, British tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles is lending its expertise to produce a portion of the poppies.

For more information on this wonderful project, or to buy one of the ceramic poppies, click here.


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