PORCELAIN BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO TOWER OF LONDON BROKEN CERAMIC POPPIES
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, saw the moat around the Tower of London gradually filled with ceramic poppies; 888,246 of them in all, each one representing a British soldier killed during the conflict. Images of the sea of red spreading around the ancient fortress were sent around the world, and thousands of people came to marvel at the spectacle.
In November 2014 the display was carefully dismantled, and each pottery poppy was sold, raising millions of pounds for services charities. By early 2015, Bronte Porcelain had received a number of enquiries from the poppies’ new owners about repairing broken ceramic poppies. We were of course delighted to take on the task of restoring these historic flowers to their full glory, and the skills and knowledge of our artists and craftspeople make them the perfect people to do so. The process of ceramic poppy repair is illustrated in the photographs on our ceramic repair and restoration information sheet.