Paul Cummins Ceramics Repair
Paul Cummins is a world-renowned artist, ceramicist and metalworker most famously known for his large scale installation of red ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in collaboration with Tom Piper. He was born in 1977 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and draws inspiration from his background in architecture but primarily from the natural world. In 2014 Paul became a household name with his ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ large-scale installation at the Tower of London. The following year Paul created a work for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Other commissions include Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth House (ceramic tulips for the annual event Florabundance), the Derby Royal Hospital, Althorp Estate, The Conran Shop and an English country garden for the 2012 Olympics. Paul and Tom were both awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to art and First World War commemorations.
Paul's work is prolific as many installations comprise multiple components (888,246 in the case of the Tower of London poppies) and as such we often receive pieces for repair and restoration.