Crafts

Sutton, Ann (16 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:04

  • Shelf mark

    C960/22

  • 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 16: Artists and crafts people that AS admires, mentions Anthony Hepburn and James Donald. Mentions being represented by the Crafts Council at SOFA (Sculptural Object Functional Art) in America. AS's interest in ideas and her practical solutions. Journals and magazines read by AS: mentions 'Modern Painters', 'World of Interiors', 'Radio Times'. Discusses 'Textile Forum' and 'Crafts' magazine. AS's surprise at being recognised for a retrospective by the Crafts Council. Description of setting up 'Show Five' exhibition. AS's views on the work of Jim Partridge [JP], Carol McNicol, Michael Rowe and Richard Slee. Commissioning of Diane Sheehan and Susan Tebby to write the accompanying book. AS's pleasure at compiling a retrospective and sense of freedom she has felt since. The possibility of writing children's books. Description of AS's sitting room including a painting and drawing by John Kirby, table by JP, hanging by AS, relief by Paul Amey. Plans to use walls to project artists videos. Remarks on AS's clearance of art from her home Fine Artists admired by AS, Terry Frost, Julian Opie and the Young British Artists. Description of [Richard Wilson's '20:50'] pool of oil in the Saatchi Gallery. Mentions Rachel Whiteread and Caroline Broadhead. Description of AS's flat and studio. Flat converted by JP. AS's friendship with JP. Setting up of the Ann Sutton Foundation (ASF), supporting talented graduates from the Royal College of Art.

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