888,246 Ceramic Poppies

888,246 Ceramic Poppies

Can you imagine making 800,000 ceramic poppies?  A british clay artist has formed a team of like minded individuals and they are making it happen.  All of the poppies will be installed by Armistice Day, November 11, 2014.

Britain entered World War I on August 5, 1914.  It has been a hundred years since that horrific war.  Clay artist, Paul Cummins, has created 888,246 ceramic poppies in honor of all Colonial or British fatalities during that war.

Ceramic Poppies at the Tower of London

Paul Cummins poppies

I found a video talking about their conception, the process, and the final product.  Quite an amazing project.  Enjoy.

Poppies being made

ceramic poppies