School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Tony Franks

Born: 1940, UK, England, Birmingham

Ceramicist. He initially studied geography before training in ceramics at the Wolverhampton College of Art (1962-1966). He was influenced by Ruth Duckworth and initially worked in organic abstraction. He maintains his interest is in landscape and geology and transposes this in to his work. In the past, he has mixed natural organic elements such as mosses and leaves with china clay, and also used a hole in the ground as a mould for a bowl. These methods enable him to establish a link with the natural location of his working environment. Throughout his career he has taught ceramics and until his retirement was Head of Ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art. He won the international porcelain prize-the Poisson d'Or in 1995 and has been President of the International Academy of Ceramics

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Dish] C957 Ceramics

[Plate] C883 Ceramics

[Vase] C955 Ceramics

[Vase] C956 Ceramics