Poppies: Weeping Window

weeping windowWeeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high location to the ground below and will be displayed at Middleport Pottery.

The sculpture was initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014.

Over the course of their time at the Tower, the sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War. In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

Middleport Pottery will be the last regional tour venue before it moves to its final presentation at Imperial War Museum London before moving into the long-term ownership of the Imperial War Museum.

Middleport Pottery has been operating since 1889 and Stoke-on-Trent is officially recognised as the World Capital of Ceramics and the heart of England’s potteries where many of the ceramic poppies were made.

To see the Weeping Window at Middleport, you must have a ticket. Tickets are free and are available to book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/14-18-now-weeping-window-stoke-on-trent-tickets-46841510218?aff=ehomecard

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