Emily is an award-winning member of the prolific Fragua family of potters, noted for their storytellers and figures.
She makes her figures entirely the traditional way, starting with gathering and mixing the clay by hand.
This appealing piece shows a grandmother – note the white hairs! – singing tales of yore to the grandchild on her lap.
It must be a good story; the little girl is chortling with delight.
Grandma is very traditional, and so is the child, – except for her up-to-date high ponytail.
This is a detail that marks the generational difference, and one that shows the care and attention of the artist.
Just like her more elaborate figures, this pair is not only well made, it is full of loving charm.