Fusion Ceramics studio and gallery in the heart of Bannockburn township showcases Robert Franklin's much sought after white crackle and green copper Raku pieces.
In 2014, some 30 years later he was encouraged to once again get on a pottery wheel. That moment generated for him a renaissance leading to the production of stoneware, porcelain, raku and saggar fired works unlike anything that had gone before. The old knowledge and techniques were all still there and he was able to overlay these with a very modern and sophisticated style of work that has become unique to him.
Very quickly there followed a new studio and gallery at his home in Bannockburn near Cromwell, NZ.
His production of white crackle and green copper Raku pieces is much sought after. The highly polished and fumed saggarware is unglazed yet displays haunting shadows of colour in peaches, pinks, orange, blacks and browns. In stoneware and porcelain the ancient Chinese Celadon glaze lends a beautiful apple green colour to these pieces.