Sutton, Ann (17 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 17: ASF continued. Introducing graduates to industry, teaching, setting up a business and public art. Facilities offered to graduates. The members of the Board. The British textiles industry's lack of interest in design. ASF's aim to get graduates and industry together. Indian textile industry's sourcing of design in England. AS's voyages on freight ships across the world, describes calling in at Pitcairn. Her friendship with Betty Christian. Details of her next trip. Reasons for AS's decision to sell her paintings. Changes in Arundel since AS moved in: its gentrification, Christopher Alexander's retirement to Arundel, the improved shops and restaurants. AS's sense of being at home in Arundel. Remarks on th influence of Christopher Alexander on AS's friends. Remarks on the improvement in quality of art on display in Wetland Centre. Her friendship with Kaffe Fasset, his using Arundel for inspiration and his one-time plan to move there.

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