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Offline Baked_Beans

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Re: Mdina frigger ! Woopeee !!
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 10:36:24 PM »
Hi Sue & Rosie,

I would guess at the end of a day of blowing 100 identical goblets , with all the stress and heat of production it would be nice to wind-down, relax and express ones artistic prowess with some left-over glass. That's my view of the word frigger. As you say, not the original meaning of the word I guess. Cheers, Mike
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Re: Mdina frigger ! Woopeee !!
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011, 11:49:09 PM »
 I used these as an example they are actually the words of renowned Whitefriars workers such as Dave Nash and Mick Payne not mine.
It's a word I and many others have used for longer than I care to remember and crops up regularly in the glass trade Victorian frigger, Nailsea frigger, and even Waterford frigger...

http://www.martindwyer.com/m/archives/archive.php?f=000790.html

Locally called foreigners, homers whimsies etc probably made for different reason some to sell on so they often never reached the finishing stage and often turn up later with unfinished bases and has with Whitefriars a lot of them were catalogued pieces in non catalogue colours or sizes.

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Re: Mdina frigger ! Woopeee !!
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2014, 11:38:48 AM »
At Mdina , the Boffos were allowed to use the glassmaking facilities in their own time, during which they made (according to Mark's book, p.25) "whimsical animals and small functional pieces such as jugs", which they sold privately through a shop in Valetta.

There's a bright yellow streak in your angler fish, a colour I am only used to seeing in early Phoenician Glass.
I didn't notice it before!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina frigger ! Woopeee !!
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2014, 12:01:34 PM »
Thanks Sue,

There is yellow, white, blue and red as far as I can see.  I will assume it's Phoenician then. :)
Mike

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Re: Mdina frigger ! Woopeee !!
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2014, 12:12:47 PM »
And absolutely nothing wrong with that! Phoenician is still highly under-rated, (IMNSHO!) and while similar designs to those produced at Mdina were made - it has developed it's own style very nicely since.

I forgot to add - your reasoning that makers got fed up with making the same thing over and over, to exact specifications, was actually the reason the Boffos left WFs and went to Mdina. They wanted to be able to do something a bit more individual.  ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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And there WOULD have been peace on earth.

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Re: Mdina frigger ! Woopeee !!
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2014, 03:48:44 PM »
The sense of freedom that they must have had escaping from London and arriving in sunny Malta must have been enormous ....I'm sure there is a film in this story  8)
Mike

 

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