Hechle, Ann (6 of 17) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives
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2004-03-10, 2004-03-14, 2005-04-08
Interviewee's home, Somerset
Hechle, Ann, 1939- (speaker, female)
Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)
Part 6: [Tape 4 Side A] [Session two: 13 March 2005] AH reflects on and reads a summary of the previous recording session. Mentions AH’s calligraphic tutors at the Central, MCO and Ann Camp [AC]. Brief description of AC. Remarks on the dropping of crafts from art school curriculum during the change from NDD to Dip. AD (Design to Diploma in Art and Design). Comments on the benefits to craftspeople of learning to draw and paint. Comments on learning heraldic design from William Gardner. Mentions Dorothy Mahoney. Mentions sitting next to Faith Shannon at the Central. Description of meeting and becoming friends with the Edholm family, mentions Otto Edholm Head of the Medical Research Council, London, and comments on being introduced to an enriching intellectual and social life. Mentions visiting their cottage in Wiltshire and discovering the countryside. Description of AH’s father’s death from cancer of the liver aged 58. Remarks on AH not being very close to her parents. Comments on feeling intoxicated by literature and music. Description of listening to classical music, remarks on not listening to popular music.
Life story interview with Ann Hechle, calligrapher