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Interview: Lalese Stamps of Lolly Lolly Ceramics discusses their ambitious 100-day project, branding activism and the need for security breaches

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April 21, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images © Lolly Lolly Ceramics, shared with permission

In the summer of 2020 Lalese stamps (before) was in the midst of a boom in their then still young business, Lolly Lolly pottery, an experience she talks about the latest interview supported by Colossal members. The timing coincided with an increased awareness of black creatives and brand activism, two points that Stamps believes are deeply impactful to this day.

You reach a certain point in your personal life and in America where you are fed up, especially as a black man. We live in a country where history is forgotten. I want to be as happy and positive as I can be every day, but neither will I let people forget that things happen all the time and that you have to use our voices.

in the this conversation With editor-in-chief Grace Ebert, Stamps describes the tedious and vulnerable task of designing 100 different cups in 100 days, the tough decisions required in small businesses, and the direction Lolly Lolly is headed next.

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