Sutton, Ann (7 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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    2004-06-08, 2004-06-15, 2004-06-29

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    Interviewee's home, Arundel

  • Interviewees

    Sutton, Ann, 1935- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 7: Description of making clothes: a 'date blouse' and a stole. Mentions looking in Vogue. Story about finding gloves to match shoes. Description of the Festival of Britain: AS's interest in traditional crafts, buying 'English Popular Art' by Enid Marx and Margaret Lambert, remarks on Hugh Casson's boarding up of the statue of Eros in Piccadilly and mentions Robin Day chairs. Description of the introduction of coloured paint into the home in the 1950s through 'House and Garden' magazine. Description of the change in furniture in the home in the 1950s. Story about AS's collection of Staffordshire dogs. AS's move to Cardiff. Story about making ball gowns with friend Mary Lloyd-Jones. Mother's reaction to AS taking up smoking and to a new boyfriend. Description of food eaten while a student. Description of classes at Cardiff College of Art, AS's dislike of clay. Discussion about Leach Pottery and the reaction to studio pottery by workers in Staffordshire.

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