In 2011 The Carpet Maker’s Wife became the 38th and final ceramic figure in our Canterbury Tales collection. In the early 1970’s when Gordon Davies first produced The Wife of Bath she languished on her own for several years until she began to be joined by the other famous pilgrims from Chaucer’s Prologue. Working with Neville Coghill’s lovely translation we trawled the text for the characters we felt best suited our style of majolica decoration and pottery. Gordon Davies by now was unable to produce figures for us, so Tony Bennett took on the design role and using every medieval reference he could lay his hands on, modelled a range of figures that are collected across the English speaking world.

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