Fritsch, Elizabeth (16 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 16: Remarks on EF’s obsession with mountains. Description of the Jerwood Prizw continued. Remarks on the marginalisation of studio pottery over the last decade. EF’s lack of respect for art critics. Comments on the difficulties of selling her current large pieces. EF’s dislike of selling at the auction houses, her preference for showing in non-commercial galleries. Mentions EF’s forthcoming show in Frankfurt. Description of EF’s daily routine and her preference for the evening. Mentions her friendship with John Ball, former professor of endocrinology at Sheffield University, his collection of EF’s work. Story about meeting collectors in America with Paul Greenhaulgh (of Christies Auction house). Description of EF’s travelling shows, mentions a blown away vase bought by Aberdeen Museum. EF’s close relationship with her children. Remarks on disliking the current ‘un-feminist’ fashion. Comments on RH’s temperamental character and her relationship with EF. EF’s plans to play the harp at a family gathering. Description of her Erard harp, bought from Morley’s harp dealers in London.

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