Maggie Frampton | Episode 885
Maggie Frampton is an English potter who skilled 50 several years back. 10 many years afterwards Maggie’s loved ones got jointly to start out Folly Pottery which is even now heading these days, in spite of Maggie actually retiring 3 moments! Now Maggie is celebrating 2 anniversaries this 12 months by returning to some of the factors she made again in the 80’s
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Do you at any time remember who the artist was who you talked baout for promoting by way of Instagram?
Oh of course. His name was John Puzzouli . He’s completely great. He would make stunning crystalline pottery and hammers them on the ground to consider the bases off.
Yes. John Puzzouli episode 821.
So 50 several years in clay. What are you executing to rejoice the the fifty a long time of clay?
Plenty of tiny factors. I recreated a large amount of the tiny animals that mum and I produced to start with of all. So pigs, the ducks, whales, all of all those. They have all gone out and been offered now, well there are one of two still left. That was our major celebration.
How are you celebrating your consumers that have been with you all these many years?
By loving and searching after them. (laughter) My present prospects are all Instagram and on line, they are a new bunch. So the more mature ones…mum’s consumers have primarily handed away. So yeas, just hold on loving them.
Do you have special names for the items you are recreating?
Indeed, those people dratted ducks. Flipping pigs. Not a lot more whales! Umm, no they are just pigs, whales, and ducks.
Is your perform also a celebration of your region? Of wherever you are?
I imagine so. Yes. There’s an dreadful lot of New Forest ponies.
Are you communicating to your new people today this is not a new point this is a fifty many years ago matter?
Of course, bless them, they have all been adhering to together with the anniversaries. It’s 40 yrs for the small business and 50 many years for me. They are probably imagining, Superior grief woman why never you retire. And I just can’t. (laughter) Sure, these are on the full folks I collected from Instagram. I have a lovely neighborhood.
Is there a distinct date that you are celebrating? A pinnacle?
We just handed it. We decided that we would run it all the way as a result of September. That it would be the major month. We did some demonstrates and a couple of stores experienced our work. They have all filtered out to a variety of consumers. But September was the huge month.
What are you going to do right after the celebration? Just after the fifty yrs are in excess of? Are you going to hold making pots?
Consider and end me. Mother retired 3 periods and arrived back again. I’ve only retired 2 times.