Lest we forget: A poppy for ANZAC Day

Anzac Poppy Brooch by The Busy Finch

With the current lockdown measures in New Zealand, this ANZAC Day many of us won’t be wearing the traditional poppies sold to raise funds for the RSA.

Inspired to find another way of raising funds and commemorating ANZAC Day, Christchurch ceramic artist and World of Wearable Art Supreme Award winner Tatyanna Meharry has decided to recreate the many ceramic poppies that featured in her WOW award-winning piece, with all profits going to the RSA.

In 2018 Tatyanna and her sister Natasha English won their second Supreme Award for World of Wearable Art with WAR sTOrY, a piece that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. They made more than 1000 ceramic poppies as part of this powerful artwork, and Tatyanna is now making the poppies again to remember this profound part of our country’s history at home.

WAR-sTOrY by Tatyanna Meharry and Natasha English

WAR-sTOrY by Tatyanna Meharry and Natasha English

WAR-sTOrY by Tatyanna Meharry and Natasha English

The poppies measure 3cm in diameter and are made of a red coated terracotta clay with small matt black glass seed beads in the middle. They have a small pin and loop fitting on the back, and come presented on a commemorative card.

Tatyanna is accepting orders until the end of this ANZAC weekend, then making them by hand and popping them into the post to you as soon as restrictions are lifted. Order yours now – she will make as many as needed, and all profits will go to the RSA.


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