THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCTION

Thanks to support from Realise charity, our Artworks team came to together to help the local Silverdale community by constructing 123 hand-crafted poppies including a moving silhouette. This project took 3 months to manufacture with help from apprentice Luke Steadman. This project is a dedication to the Silverdale soldiers who gave their lives to their country during WW1. Profits from this production were also donated to the Royal British Legion to help support Staffordshire veterans, soldiers and their families to achieve better health, gain employment and learn new skills.

The 8ft memorial display can be seen outside St.Lukes Church in the heart of the Silverdale community.

 

MAKING THE POPPIES 

The poppies were mainly constructed by Artworks apprentice, Luke Steadman using galvanized sheets of steel soldered together and spray painted to create the final pieces. The silhouette was designed by artist, Andy Edwards and then constructed by Artworks manager, Phil Brown. 

The poppies are all identical in size and sit alongside a memorial silhouette. Artworks have worked on a range of memorial silhouettes which also sit in parts of the local area including Tunstall, Burslem, Stoke and Uttoxeter.

“The poppy garden is a brilliant example of how we can recognise that generation’s courage and sacrifices, and provide a place for future generations to say ‘thank you’ this year.”

Annemarie Jones, Community Fundraiser, British Legion

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THE HARE 

Have you seen our metalwork Hare bouncing around Newcastle town centre? 

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THE BUZZARD

Check out our Buzzard taking flight in Newcastle. He's hard to miss with his 3-metre wingspan!

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THE TROUT 

Did you see that? It's our metalwork trout making a splash in Newcastle town centre! 

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