Elizabeth Fritsch

Over the last 40 years I have several times revisited both the mundane cup with handle and the more elevated cup with stem, placing them optically somewhere between 2.D and 3.D, an in-between place which I called, back in the early 1970s 2 dimensional.
The function of these cups is therefore metaphysical rather than physical; surreal as well as real. They are realistic in being fully fired and able to hold water; but the drinking is done with the eyes as is the case with art.

Born 1940, Shropshire

1968-1971 Royal College of Art
1958-1964 Birmingham School of Music and Royal Academy of Music, London

1996 & 2001 Short listed for Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Ceramics
1995 CBE and senior Fellowship, Royal College of Art
1993 Gold Medallist, Visuelle Spiele, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich

Solo Exhibitions
2008  Fine Art Society, London
Cup, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery 
2007 Anthony Hepworth, Bath
2000 Memories of Architecture, Part 2, Galerie Besson, London
1998 Sea Pieces, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1995-96 Metaphysical Pots, Bellerive Museum, Zurich
1994-5 Order and Chaos, Bella Artes, Santa Fe, USA
1993-95 Vessels from Another World, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and UK museum tour.
1990-91 Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf
1990 Cross Rhythms and Counterpoint, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Group Exhibitions
2008 The Vessel, The Object, Kunstforum Solo Thurn Switerland
2005 Clare Beck at Adrian Sasson, Collect, V&A Museum, London
2004 Saved, 100 years of the NACF, Hayward Gallery, London

Bellerive Msueum, Zurich, Switerland
British Crafts Council, London
Kunstammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany
Kunstindustri Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge





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