Fritsch, Elizabeth (5 of 16) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Fritsch, Elizabeth, 1940 (speaker, female)

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    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

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    Part 5: Description of Muriel Liddle. EF’s nervousness at teaching. Remarks on enjoying music appreciation. Description of attending the Royal Accademy of Music [RAM]. Story about showing her watercolour paintings to Thomas Armstrong at the RAM. Comments on gaining a visual education from her boyfriend (Joseph Carl, described on Tape Four Side B). Description of making pots on the kitchen table. Description of meeting Jean-Matisse Fritsch (Tot) [JMF], living in Primrose Hill and making work while at home with first child, Bertie. Description of kiln built by JMF. David Queensbury’s [DQ] reaction to EF’s first pots. Description of the entrance exam for the RCA (Royal College of Art) and designing an elephant trunk spout. Description of DQ, Hans Coper [HC] and Edward Paolozzi [EP]. Description of open plan Studios in the RCA. Description of fellow students: Anya Barnett, Geoffrey Swindell and Jacqui Poncelet. EF’s friendship with Alison Britton [AB], Carol McNicol and Jaquiline Poncelet. EF’s opinion of their work. The Breakdown in EF’s friendship with AB. Remarks on the differences between art and music colleges. Description of student protests.

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