Celebrating 50 Years With Clay | Maggie Frampton | Episode 885

Maggie Frampton | Episode 885

Maggie Frampton is an English potter who skilled 50 a long time ago. 10 decades afterwards Maggie’s household got together to commence Folly Pottery which is however likely now, even with Maggie essentially retiring a few periods! Now Maggie is celebrating 2 anniversaries this year by returning to some of the factors she manufactured again in the 80’s


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Do you at any time keep in mind who the artist was who you talked baout for promoting via Instagram?

Oh indeed. His identify was John Puzzouli .  He’s unquestionably fantastic. He tends to make beautiful crystalline pottery and hammers them on the flooring to just take the bases off.

Indeed. John Puzzouli episode 821. 

So 50 decades in clay. What are you undertaking to rejoice the the fifty a long time of clay?

A lot of very little things. I recreated a ton of the smaller animals that mum and I made first of all. So pigs, the ducks, whales, all of all those. They have all gone out and been offered now, properly there are just one of two remaining. That was our massive celebration.

How are you celebrating your consumers that have been with you all these a long time?

By loving and wanting soon after them. (laughter) My present-day prospects are all Instagram and on the internet, they are a new bunch. So the more mature ones…mum’s clients have mostly handed absent. So yeas, just retain on loving them.

Do you have unique names for the parts you are recreating?

Of course, individuals dratted ducks. Flipping pigs. Not far more whales! Umm, no they are just pigs, whales, and ducks.

Is your work also a celebration of your region? Of the place you are?

I imagine so. Certainly. There’s an terrible lot of New Forest ponies.

Are you communicating to  your new folks this is not a new issue this is a fifty decades ago issue?

Yes, bless them, they have all been pursuing alongside with the anniversaries. It is 40 a long time for the business enterprise and 50 decades for me. They are almost certainly wondering, Fantastic grief lady why really don’t you retire. And  I can not. (laughter) Certainly, these are on the full folks I collected from Instagram. I have a charming community.

Is there a distinct day that you are celebrating? A pinnacle? 

We just passed it. We decided that we would run it all the way by means of September. That it would be the big thirty day period. We did some demonstrates and a couple of shops had our function. They have all filtered out to various clients. But September was the large thirty day period.

What are you going to do immediately after the celebration? After the fifty many years are above? Are you likely to hold generating pots?

Test and cease me. Mother retired 3 instances and arrived again. I have only retired two times.


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