- Brief Biography
born 1940, Welsh
Elizabeth Fritsch was born in Wales in 1940. Having studied the harp and piano at the Royal Academy of Music from 1958 - 1964, she was accepted in 1967 at the Royal College of Art, where David Queensbury was Head of Ceramics and her tutors included Hans Coper. In 1970 she was awarded the college's Silver Medal and Herbert Read Memorial Prize, and since then her work has been widely exhibited and she has won many prestigious ceramic awards. She was awarded the CBE in 1995 and a Senior Fellowship from the Royal College the same year.