Sutton, Ann (12 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Recording date

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

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Arundel

  • Interviewees

    Sutton, Ann, 1935- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 12: Description of weaving summer schools in Croydon and in Coventry, the beginnings of AS's interest in structures and number relationships. Story about a project set up between Peter Maxwell Davis [PMD], Jeffery Steele and two other artists. Description of her friendship with PMD. Story about a harp bought by AS for PMD. Story about PMD's cottage burning down. Story about meeting John Makepeace [JM] at a lecture given by Bernard Leach at an Art and Craft Exhibition Society conference. Description of JM's work and AS's attitude to handmade furniture at the time, AS's suggestion that JM make modern furniture. AS and JM's courtship and working relationship. Remarks on AS and JM's patrons and press coverage. The influence of JM on other furniture makers. Description of sofa made for David and Jenny Poole, a chair made for Liberties department store and a room commissioned by Principal of Barry Summer School. Story about a brief set by Roy and Rita Harris for their dinning room and bedroom.

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