Celebrating 50 Years With Clay | Maggie Frampton | Episode 885

Maggie Frampton | Episode 885

Maggie Frampton is an English potter who trained 50 several years back. 10 yrs afterwards Maggie’s loved ones got with each other to start off Folly Pottery which is still going today, even with Maggie truly retiring 3 periods! Now Maggie is celebrating 2 anniversaries this 12 months by returning to some of the factors she built back in the 80’s


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Do you ever bear in mind who the artist was who you talked baout for marketing by Instagram?

Oh sure. His name was John Puzzouli .  He’s unquestionably fantastic. He tends to make beautiful crystalline pottery and hammers them on the ground to get the bases off.

Of course. John Puzzouli episode 821. 

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

Plenty of tiny factors. I recreated a whole lot of the little animals that mum and I produced initially of all. So pigs, the ducks, whales, all of all those. They have all gone out and been bought now, effectively there are one particular of two still left. That was our significant celebration.

How are you celebrating your customers that have been with you all these several years?

By loving and wanting following them. (laughter) My current consumers are all Instagram and on the net, they are a new bunch. So the more mature ones…mum’s shoppers have primarily handed away. So yeas, just maintain on loving them.

Do you have exclusive names for the items you are recreating?

Of course, those people dratted ducks. Flipping pigs. Not additional whales! Umm, no they are just pigs, whales, and ducks.

Is your perform also a celebration of your location? Of exactly where you are?

I assume so. Indeed. There’s an terrible ton of New Forest ponies.

Are you speaking to  your new individuals this is not a new matter this is a fifty yrs back point?

Yes, bless them, they have all been following alongside with the anniversaries. It’s 40 many years for the business enterprise and 50 several years for me. They are in all probability wondering, Superior grief female why never you retire. And  I can not. (laughter) Of course, these are on the whole people I gathered from Instagram. I have a wonderful community.

Is there a specific date that you are celebrating? A pinnacle? 

We just handed it. We made a decision that we would operate it all the way via September. That it would be the massive thirty day period. We did some demonstrates and a couple of stores experienced our operate. They have all filtered out to numerous customers. But September was the significant thirty day period.

What are you heading to do right after the celebration? Just after the fifty years are around? Are you heading to maintain producing pots?

Check out and quit me. Mom retired a few occasions and arrived again. I’ve only retired twice.

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