Fritsch, Elizabeth (9 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 9: Further description of kiln built by JMF. EF and JMF’s wedding day: EF’s black and blue wedding dress and her use of black and blue in her work, EF’s changing attitude to religion at the time, JMF’s home made suit, JMF’s family’s non attendance at the wedding and their attitude to marriage, the wedding feast and guests and their honeymoon in the welsh mountains. Remarks on enjoying pregnancy and her corresponding discovery of clay. Description of EF’s children’s liberal upbringing. EF’s problematic relationship with her mother. Description of the generation divide that opened up during the sixties. Description of EF’s year in Demark working at the Bing and Grandahl factory, her use of stoneware slips designed for architectural use on vessels. Mentions her friendship with Bente Hansen and Sten Lukke Madson. Remarks on the high standard of Danish studio pottery. BF’s care at a day nursery. Comments on the factory workers mixed reaction to EF. Description of the factory and the factory wares. Remarks on the changes in EF’s work while in Demark. Description of EF’s continued friendship with HC, his technical help.

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