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Ceramic Flowers – PoppiesCatherine Brennon
Significance of the Red Poppy.
The Great War of 1914 – 1918 literally tore the earth apart across northern France and Flanders.
Brutal clashes between Allied forces and the opposing powers ploughed up the fields and forests, uprooting trees and plants and wreaked havoc on the soil beneath. From the devastated landscape, a symbol of hope and remembrance would grow.
In the warm early spring of 1915, bright red flowers, referred to as the Flanders Poppy, began peeking through the battle scarred earth.
It was a cluster of poppies the caught the attention of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and inspired him to pen what is probably one of the most famous literary works to emerge from the Great War.
“In Flanders Field” has become one of the world’s most recognised memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict.
Ceramicist Catherine Brennon has painstakingly created a collection of individually crafted red poppies in remembrance of Armistice Day. Each flower has been pinched and modelled out of black clay then painted before going through 3 firings in the kiln and finally attached to galvanised metal stalks, ready for arranging.
A set of five ceramic red poppies. Each flower is approximately 8cm in diameter and attached to a wire approximately 45 to 48cm long. The wire can be bent or cut shorter if required. The price shown is for the full set of five flowers.
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