Hechle, Ann (16 of 17) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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  • Subjects

    Book arts

  • Recording date

    2004-03-10, 2004-03-14, 2005-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Somerset

  • Interviewees

    Hechle, Ann, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 16: [Tape 9 Side A] Description of drawing with the circle and of sacred geometry continued. Long, detailed description of how AH’s study of sacred geometry impacts on her understanding of her work. Mentions repairing mistakes. Mentions using a guard sheet to keep work clean. Description of mother’s death. Remarks on the changes in Bath since the 1970s. Description of AH’s move to Buckland Dinham, Somerset, remarks on the qualities AH and HC looked for in a house. Description of AH’s house, a converted schoolhouse, the neighbours and AH’s involvement with the village. Story about becoming sixty on Millennium eve. Comments on spending her recent birthdays and solstices at a meditation at Avebury, Wiltshire. Comments on never wanting to have children. Reflects on the process of being interviewed, comments on finding it necessary to do research and to have a firm structure.

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    Life story interview with Ann Hechle, calligrapher

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