Richard Hunter: The Toy Maker

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

Ron Fuller has been making toys for over 50 years. Spend just two minutes with him via this “micro-doc” from film-maker Richard Hunter and you’ll understand why. With a pair of delicate hands and an affinity for the stranger end of novelties and knick-knacks – see the breast clocks and talking parrots – Ron has the air of an old sea captain who never made it out of the nursery. This tiny film illustrating a rapidly dying art manages to beautifully blend both process and persona, a feat dependent upon unforced aesthetics and an intuitive sense of storytelling; both of which London-based Hunter seems to have in spades.

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.