This delicate strawberry design is based on a drawing by theologian and physician Dr William Turner (1508-68). Known as the 'Father of English Botany' he published 'A New Herball', the first major book about plants to be written in English. For part of his life Turner lived at the Old Deanery in Wells where there is a garden containing plants and trees which are described in his writings.
The quote 'Sweet as Love' is from Endymion Book IV by the English romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821).
The family run Black Dog workshop creates and market a unique range of intricate handcrafted bas relief tiles in natural terracotta which are full of detail and texture.
Fixing Points: one roundish hole just beneath the three strawberries at the top of the tile
Dimensions: 8.8cm x 10.7cm