Stieger, Jacqueline (5 of 17) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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    2010-11-10-11, 2011-03-30, 2011-08-15, 2011-08-16

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    Stieger, Jacqueline, 1935- (speaker, female)

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    Wright, Elizabeth (speaker, female)

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    Part 5: JS’s work during time studying in Edinburgh; drawing and painting; abstract drawings; comments about these from Head of Painting; exhibiting an abstract drawing in a young contemporaries exhibition. Still life; life drawings; etchings created with AG later on; final exhibition. Mention of designing Christmas cards and making straw figures; painting landscapes with a palette knife; continuing to paint the landscape; light on the East coast; skyscapes; drawing in sketchbooks. Encouraging students to draw everyday; colour sketches; drawing tomatoes in a black bowl from Austria; desire to do more painting [0:09:05] Head of Painting, William Gillies; other teacher-practitioners at college; discovering through doing; process of developing ideas; working to commission. Opportunities to work with various practitioners; AG’s commission to create furniture for a church built by IM and AM at Gillespie, Kidd and Coia [GKC]; completing this after AG’s death. [0:16:39] Further comments about wasting no time with AG; feeling of relief when he was no longer suffering; remark about how the things AG taught JS have kept her going for the rest of her life; continuing to work after his death. Friendship with IM and AM. [ Sound of heavy rain] Creating door panels and screen for chapel at Robinson College, Cambridge with GKC; help from students; description of door panels.

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