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Edith Franklin

Biography to Display: 

Born 1922 Toledo, Ohio

Died 2012 Perrysburg, Ohio

 

EDUCATION

1986 BA, pottery, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1987-1997 Teacher, Adult ceramic classes, 577 Foundation, Perrysburg, Ohio.

1987-1997 Director, 577 Foundation, Perrysburg, Ohio

 

BIOGRAPHY

Edith Franklin is best known for functional and sculptural stoneware.

In addition to her ceramics work, Franklin studied glass blowing with Harvery Littleton.

Franklin worked in Toledo, Ohio. She began teaching pottery workshops at local colleges and schools in the 1960’s. Known in the community as, “La Grande Dame of the Arts,” Franklin was a co-founder of the Toledo Potter’s Guild, a trustee of the Toledo Area Glass Guild, and The Paper Makers Guild. Franklin’s legacy of service is continued by her Youth Arts Fund which supports local potters in the Toledo area. 

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Crème, Carli. “Functional Ceramics Workshop.” Ceramics Monthly 28, no. 7 (Sept. 1980).

https://www.utoledo.edu/library/canaday/HTML_findingaids/MSS-254.html

Taylor, Haley. “La Grande Dame of the Arts (Part 1). Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor, WGTE Public Media, 2015. https://beta.prx.org/stories/181538 

Taylor, Haley. “La Grande Dame of the Arts (Part 2). Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor, WGTE Public Media, 2015. https://beta.prx.org/stories/182170

 

 

 

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AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

The Marks Project is not aware of any signatures or marks for this artist.
Love
Date: ca 1970-1974
Materials: Stoneware
Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.1 x 14.5 inches
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.201, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.201, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified August 20, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/franklin-0