Maggie Frampton | Episode 885

Maggie Frampton is an English potter who properly trained 50 many years back. 10 several years later Maggie’s family received jointly to start out Folly Pottery which is even now heading currently, irrespective of Maggie in fact retiring 3 occasions! Now Maggie is celebrating 2 anniversaries this yr by returning to some of the factors she made back again in the 80’s


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Do you at any time recall who the artist was who you talked baout for advertising via Instagram?

Oh certainly. His identify was John Puzzouli .  He’s certainly fantastic. He makes stunning crystalline pottery and hammers them on the ground to take the bases off.

Indeed. John Puzzouli episode 821. 

So 50 years in clay. What are you accomplishing to rejoice the the fifty years of clay?

Tons of very little points. I recreated a lot of the small animals that mum and I made initially of all. So pigs, the ducks, whales, all of people. They have all gone out and been sold now, effectively there are just one of two left. That was our large celebration.

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

By loving and hunting immediately after them. (laughter) My present consumers are all Instagram and online, they are a new bunch. So the older ones…mum’s clients have primarily passed absent. So yeas, just retain on loving them.

Do you have specific names for the pieces you are recreating?

Of course, individuals dratted ducks. Flipping pigs. Not extra 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 think so. Indeed. There is an terrible large amount of New Forest ponies.

Are you speaking to  your new folks this is not a new issue this is a fifty yrs in the past detail?

Indeed, bless them, they have all been next together with the anniversaries. It is 40 several years for the business enterprise and 50 many years for me. They are possibly contemplating, Great grief woman why do not you retire. And  I simply cannot. (laughter) Indeed, these are on the total individuals I collected from Instagram. I have a attractive group.

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

We just passed it. We made a decision that we would run it all the way by September. That it would be the massive month. We did some reveals and a pair of retailers had our perform. They have all filtered out to many prospects. But September was the large thirty day period.

What are you likely to do immediately after the celebration? Soon after the fifty yrs are above? Are you heading to retain building pots?

Check out and prevent me. Mom retired a few instances and arrived again. I have only retired twice.

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