Sutton, Ann (15 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 15: Death of AS's mother. Mother's interest in Tennis. Father's move to Worthing to buy a cottage with AS, their redecoration of the cottage. The affect of mother's death on AS. Father's fling with JM's mother. AS's love life since her divorce to JM, the pleasures of living alone. JM's 'inevitable pieces' description of his rosewood desk. The changes in sensibilities towards solid and veneered wood. JM's stack of drawers bought by the playwright Robert Bolt. JM's yew bed and sycamore mirror stand. Remarks on the lack of interest in their products from industry, the lost opportunity. University of Boston, USA, offer to recreate AS and JM's workshop in Boston. Long description of AS's inevitable pieces: 'One to Eleven Diamond'; a mohair bedcover sold to Harrods; squares hanging in space bought by Lotherton Hall Museum and a blanket design for Early's of Whitney. AS's attitude to craft and industrial textiles. Her interest in new thinking and admiration for potter Anthony Hepburn.

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