Sutton, Ann (10 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Recording date

    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 10: AS's interest in numbers and permutations continued. AS's attendance at Barry Summer School, South Wales, [officially called the Glamorgan Summer School] taught by Tadek Beutlich and Barbara Sawyer. Description of Harry Thubron's basic design course. Mentions Hubert (Nibbs) Dalwood, Terry Frost and Eric Atkinson. Mentions Maurice De Saumarez's book on the Basic Design Course. Description of AS teaching weave at Barry summer school, student's analysis of yarn. Mentions Peter Maxwell-Davis and Dan Arbeid. Story about dancing with Kenneth Martin [KM] and AS's participation in KM's course in constructivist sculpture (1963/64). Describes Perspex cube and motorised mobile made on KM's course. Remarks on former student's careers and AS's attitude to money and work. The importance of Barry Summer School, describes Leslie Moore's and Wyndham Heycock's efficient and imaginative running of the school. Story about meeting Roland Miller and introducing him to his partner. Story about smuggling Diane Thubron into her dormitory late at night. Mentions a course run by AS on fabric structures. Story about making wind affected structures and the biggest knitted fountain in the world. Meeting Patrick Hughes and Molly Parkin. Remarks on the effect of the Summer School on participants personal lives. Story about a local Barry resident who wanted to paint flowers in Harry Thubron's class.

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