Plans are announced for the return of the Tower Poppies to Stoke-on-Trent

Image courtesy of Johnson Tiles

Image courtesy of Johnson Tiles

Almost three years since the unveiling of the iconic Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper at the Tower of London, it’s been announced that the original Weeping Window will return to Stoke-on-Trent – where half the ceramic flowers were crafted by our client, Johnson Tiles.

Of the 888,246 poppies, 11,000 will go on display at Middleport Pottery from 2 August until 16 September 2018, as part of the 14-18 NOW initiative, which has seen the flowers tour to locations around the country.

Harry Foster, Specialist Products Business Manager at Johnson Tiles, said: "When I look back at what was achieved within such a short space of time, it is still difficult to comprehend, in all my years in this industry I have never seen a team pull together with such drive and determination, and sheer graft to ensure a project was realised.

"It is a testament to the ceramic skills within Johnson Tiles and our city, and only befitting that Stoke-on-Trent feature within the 14-18 now programme. I hope as many people as possible within the city will be able to visit, and hopefully, it will help change the perception around our pottery industry, as there is a resurgence, we are the capital of ceramics, something that we should all be extremely proud of."

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