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date: 16 September 2019

Blandino, Elizabeth Assunta, (Betty), (Mrs E. A. Jones)free

Born 12 Sept. 1927; d of Pietro Pierino Blandino and Marie Bradlaugh; m 1973, Gwyn Owain Jones, CBE (d 2006); two step d; died 10 Sept. 2011

studio potter (self employed) and writer, since 1973


St Aloysius Convent Sch., London NW1; Univ. of Reading (Teacher’s Cert. 1947); Goldsmiths Coll. of Art, London Univ. (Painting and Ceramics 1958); Postgrad. Dip Art Educn, London Univ., 1973


Teacher, all levels, 1947–58; Asst Dir, 1958–61, Dir, 1961–67, Upper Gall., Whitechapel (ILEA); County Art Advr, E Sussex Educn Authy, 1967–71. Pres., Oxfordshire Craft Guild, 1990–93; Mem., Oxford Art Soc. Exhibitions include: solo/sole potter: Commonwealth Inst., London, 1975; Oriel, Welsh Arts Council Gall., Cardiff, 1976; Oxford Gall., 1978; Peter Dingley Gall., Stratford-upon-Avon, 1980; Beaux Arts, Bath, 1982; Prescote Gall., Cropredy, 1983; Primavera, Cambridge, 1986; Galerie L, Hamburg, 1988; Sheila Harrison Fine Art, London, 1991; Blue Gall., London, 1995; Manor House Gall., Chipping Norton, 1999; Abingdon Mus., 2008; group: New Faces, British Crafts Centre, London, 1977; Handbuilt Ceramics, Casson Gall., London, 1981; Keramik aus England, Marianne Heller Galerie, Heidelberg and Galerie Handwerk, Munich, 1989; Gall. North, Kirkby Lonsdale, 1990; Crafts in the City, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 1992; South Bank Centre, RFH, London, 1993; Focus, V&A Mus., 1998; Spring Fever, Focus, Contemp. Applied Arts, London, 2000; Internat. Clay Works, Carlin Gall., Paris, 2000; work in public and private collections including: Ashmolean Mus., Oxford; Bristol Mus. and Art Gall.; Buckinghamshire Co. Mus.; Cheltenham Art Gall. and Mus.; Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesbrough; Fitzwilliam Mus., Cambridge; Hereford City Mus. and Art Gall.; Merseyside Co. Mus, Liverpool; Nat. Mus. and Art Gall. of Wales, Cardiff; Southampton City Art Gall.; V&A Mus., London; York City Art Gall., Yorkshire Mus, York; Mus. Bellerive, Zurich; Mus. of Applied Arts, Cologne; Mus. für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg


Coiled Pottery, 1984, revd edn 1997, colour edn 2003; The Figure in Fired Clay, 2001


Essentially sober cultural activities, life drawing and painting, gardening, food


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