robert franklin

I live and work in Bannockburn, near Cromwell, Central Otago. I was a part time studio potter for a decade in the 1970’s.

My recent 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 remained with me in the head and the hands but the pieces produced were like nothing that had gone before. I now utilise that knowledge and new learning to create works in many of the genres of ceramics including Rake, Saggar firing, Stoneware and Porcelain and I exhibit locally and nationally. I have been invited as a guest artist at a number of exhibitions and recently won the Premier Applied Art Award in the Arrowtown Autumn Exhibition 2019.

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” Michangelo