Robert Franklin

Robert Franklin

  • Biography

    Robert Franklin lives and works in Bannockburn, near Cromwell, Central Otago. He was a studio potter for a decade in the 1970’s.
    “My return to ceramics has been a very rewarding experience. Deciding to once again sit at a pottery wheel to see what happened released dramatic results. My knowledge and experience in studio pottery some thirty years ago remains within me in the head and hands but the pieces produced were like nothing that had gone before.
    I now utilise that knowledge to create works in many of the genres of ceramics including, Raku, Saggar Firing, Stoneware and Porcelain and I exhibit locally and nationally. My work is strongly influenced by both Japanese and Chinese early ceramics. A visit to Japan to the village of Mashiko, the home of now deceased Japanese National Pottery Treasure Shoji Hamada was a highlight.
    My work is an expression of form, finish and texture, more of the fire, and less of the glaze. I am not constrained by the demands of production but more by what flows from the hands on the day.”
    “The true work of art is but a shadow of divine perfection”.
    MICHELANGELO

Showing all 57 artworks

Robert Franklin

Stoneware bowl (green internal), 2021
9 x 15cm Stoneware pottery $140.00

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (orange internal), 2021
9 x 16cm Stoneware pottery $110.00

Robert Franklin

Shogun Vessel, 2021
33cm Raku fired pottery $380.00

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (orange internal), 2021
9 x 15cm Stoneware pottery $110.00

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (green internal), 2021
9 x 15cm Stoneware pottery $140.00

Robert Franklin

Medium stoneware vase form (orange), 2020
22 x 14cm Double glazed stoneware $240.00

Robert Franklin

Large Stoneware vase form (green internal), 2020
20 x 18cm Stoneware pottery $240.00

Robert Franklin

Saggar Fired Vessel, 2021
37cm saggar fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun Vessel, 2021
31cm Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Seagreen vase, 2021
26cm Stoneware fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Bowl with Red, 2021
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Medium stoneware vase form (green), 2020
22 x 14cm Double glazed stoneware Sold

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (green internal), 2020
9 x 15cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (orange internal), 2020
10 x 14cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Large Stoneware vase form (orange internal), 2020
20 x 18cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Large Stoneware vase form (green internal), 2020
22 x 16cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (green internal), 2020
9 x 15cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

small Stoneware bowl (orange internal), 2020
10 x 14cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Large Stoneware vase form (green internal), 2020
22 x 16cm Stoneware pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun vessel, 2020
Raku fired with wood handle Sold

Robert Franklin

Porcelain bowl, 2020
Porcelain bowl with Celadon Glaze Sold

Robert Franklin

White bowl with red, 2020
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

"Sea Green" Wood Brown bowl, 2019
8 x 28cm Stoneware Sold

Robert Franklin

"Sea Green" bowl, 2019
6.5 x 35cm Stoneware Sold

Robert Franklin

Red bowl, 2019
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun Japanese vessel, 2019
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Saggar Vase, 2019
Sagger fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Red raku bowl -0033, 2019
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun Japanese vessel, 2019
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle bowl with red
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle bowl with red
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle bowl with red
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Metallic bowl, 2018
Raku fired ceramic with metallic glaze Sold

Robert Franklin

Saggar Vase, 2018
"sagger" fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Sake set, 2018
Stone ware pottery hand painted Sold

Robert Franklin

Perfection, 2018
complex "saggar" fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Saggar Vase, 2018
sagger fired, burnished, unglazed Sold

Robert Franklin

Saggar Vase, 2018
Sagger fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Raku vase, 2018
Raku fired pottery(not suitable as vase with water) Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun vessel, 2018
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Red bowl, 2018
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

White bowl with red, 2018
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun Japanese vessel, 2018
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle with lines (design)
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Small white crackle bowl
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Saggar Vase
saggar fired ceramic vase Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle bowl with red
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Japanese Box, 2017
Raku fired at 960 degrees celsius Sold

Robert Franklin

Shogun Japanese vessel, 2017
Raku fired at 960 degrees celsius Sold

Robert Franklin

White/Orange Porcelain Bowl, 2017
Porcelain fired t 1280 degrees celsius Sold

Robert Franklin

Japanese Vase, 2017
Raku fired at 960 degrees celsius Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle bowl with red, 2017
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Red Bowl, 2017
Raku fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

Saggar Vase, 2017
Sagger fired pottery Sold

Robert Franklin

White crackle bowl with red, 2017
Raku fired ceramics Sold

Robert Franklin

Blue raku crackle vase, 2017
Raku Fired Clay Sold

Robert Franklin

Large Sagar fired vase, 2017
Sagar fired clay Sold