Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady
Staffordshire Lady

Staffordshire Lady

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By Laura Ford
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We are delighted to present ‘Staffordshire Lady’ by Laura Ford, created for Tate by the artist. Made and hand-glazed in Stoke-on-Trent in the tradition of Staffordshire china dogs.

Laura Ford creates unsettling sculptural creatures which explore the human condition through their anthropomorphic qualities. She has exhibited widely, representing Wales in the Venice Biennale in 2005, and most recently presenting her work within the Gothic setting of Strawberry Hill House. Her work is owned by many major collections around the world including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Arts Council, and Tate.

Ford writes:
'Staffordshire Lady’ was made at the same time as I made ‘The Waldegrave Poodles’ for Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill House. The poodles reference the painting of the Ladies Waldegrave, Walpole’s nieces, by Joshua Reynolds, which was commissioned in order to improve their chances of a good marriage.

‘Staffordshire Lady’ is a people’s poodle, earthier, less rarefied , her humanity closer to the surface and, as such, she is closer to the wonderful early salt glazed Staffordshire pottery than to the refinement of Reynolds’s aristocratic young ladies.
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  • Dimensions 37 cm (height) x 28 cm (base)
  • Material Hand-glazed china
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Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 3-5 working days

Europe – 5-7 working days

Rest of world – 7-10 working days

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £50:

UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 30 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.