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11th January 2023

Christina Sheppard (b.1932) is a freelance pottery designer and decorator who makes beautiful individual tiles and is also responsible for the mural of Shakespeare's Stratford made in 1981 for the new Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Visitors' Centre. She writes, "I set out to show the town in Shakespeare's time in all its bustling activity...each tile shows an activity such as brewing, or rat-catching, Lords and Ladies walking together, as well as ordinary everyday tasks. I wanted the mural to amuse, invite & inform and to show how much poetry can be found in the most ordinary of things."


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