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Liz Fritsch

Fellowship: January 1976 – January 1980 Digswell House

Artform: Ceramics

Elizabeth Fritsch has been quoting as one of the leading British ceramic figures since the 1970’s.

Since leaving Digswell in the 1980’s Elizabeth set up a workshop in London. Her work has been viewed in numerous galleries across the UK, Europe and the US. Contributors from the ceramic review world love to write about her non- functional vessels that are considered with careful use of geometric shapes. The colours reflecting the forms in which that have been created by the method of coil-built stoneware and as they grow they are nurtured into their defined shapes.


1958-1964 – Harp and piano at the Royal Academy of Music

1968 -1971 – Royal College of Art (awarded silver medal and Herbert Read memorial prize (1970)


1970 – Silver medal Royal College of Art

1972 – Prize winner – Royal Copenhagen Jubilee

1976 – Gold Medal, International Ceramics Competition, Sopot, Poland

1980 – John Ruskin Bursary for Fictional Archaeology project

1987 – Bernard Leach Centenary Post Office Stamp issue with Hans Coper and Lucie Rie

1993 – Gold Medal, Visuelle Spiele, International Hanwerksmesse Munchen

1995 – Elected Senior Fellowship, Royal College of Art

1995 – Awarded CBE

1996 – Shortlisted for Jerwood Prize

Exhibitions: (solo & Group Shows)

1972 – One woman show in Copenhagen (won major prize)

one woman show at Waterloo Place Gallery, London

1974 – Contributor to the Ceramic Form (C.C. and British Council touring exhibition)

The Design Centre, London

One from Thirty, Amalgam, London

1975 – Contributor to British Design exhibition, Mexico City

1977 – Contributor to Silver Jubilee exhibition V&A

Ceramic and textiles (British council exhibition touring Middle East)

1978 – Leeds Galleries, Temple Newsham: travelled to Glasgow, Bristol, Gateshead Bolton and the V&A.

1987 – The Stamp of Fire, Fischer Fine Art, London

1990 – Cross Rhythms and Counterpoint, Edinburgh, Scotland

1992-93 – Retrospective, Pilscher Fine Art, London

1996 – Contributor – Jerwood Prize, crafts council touring to Heidelberg and Munich

1998 – Sea Pieces – Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2000 – Contributor – British ceramics 2000 DK Keramikmuseet Gimmerhus, Denmark

2001 – Contributor – Jerwood Prize exhibition, Crafts Council, London touring UK

2003 -4 Contributors – Saved – 100 years of the National Art Collections Fund, Hayward Gallery, London

2007 – Retrospective, Bonham’s, London