Elizabeth Fritsch CBE

Born 1940, Wales

Museums and collectors across the world have been admirers of Elizabeth Fritsch’s work for decades. Her hand-built fore-shortened forms combined with rhythmic patterns are signatures that are widely-recognised and inspired by her training as a classical musician before turning to ceramics. Works are often grouped together and juxtaposed so that the rear or side of a vase balances or provides a counterpoint to a neighbour. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1971, Elizabeth is regarded as one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists.

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Working in London

1958-1964   Birmingham School of Music & Royal Academy of Music, London
1968-1971   Royal College of Art, London, MA Ceramics

Elizabeth Fritsch has work in the following public collections: 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, Aberdeen
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
British Council, Great Britain
Crafts Council, London
Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Hove
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
National Museums Liverpool, Merseyside
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
National Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
York City Art Gallery, York
Kunst Industri Museet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Museum für Künst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum für Modernes Glas, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Cobürg, Cobürg, Germany
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Boymans Van Beuningen Stichting Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan
The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

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