Franklin Peters - Jars 1

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Franklin Peters

Franklin Peters was born into the Sky Clan on Acoma Pueblo. He learned the art of pottery making as he grew up surrounded by some of Acoma's most distinguished potters: Ella Peters (his mother), Florence Aragon, Rachel Aragon, Phyllis Juanico, Dorothy Torivio, Wilfred Garcia, Frederica Antonio, and Barbara and Joseph Cerno.

In 2011 Franklin was honored with the 2011 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. While there he studied the methods and designs of his Acoma ancestors and how to incorporate those methods and designs into his contemporary work. Today, Franklin's pottery is characterized by bold slips and colors. He likes sharp lines in his striking mixes of traditional and contemporary Acoma and Laguna designs.

Being from the Sky Clan, Franklin says he is always praying for rain. On his pots, the thin fine lines symbolize rain and those constant prayers.

Tularosa spiral and traditional Acoma geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with Tularosa spiral and traditional geometric designs
7 1/4 in H by 8 3/4 in Dia
Geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric designs
7 3/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Traditional geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with traditional geometric designs
8 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Traditional designs on a polychrome wedding vase
Polychrome wedding vase with traditional designs
9 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric designs
8 1/4 in H by 10 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with traditional geometric design
6 1/4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Bird, floral and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird, floral and geometric designs
6 1/4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Medallion, deer with heart line and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medallion, deer with heart line and geometric designs
5 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 6 in Dia
Medallions and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medallions and geometric design
7 1/2 in H by 8 3/4 in Dia
Medallion and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medallion and geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Bird and floral design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird and floral design
8 3/4 in H by 11 in Dia
Lightning and rain design on a black and white jar with corrugated rim
Black and white jar with corrugated rim and lightning and rain design
6 in H by 10 in Dia
Bird, shard and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a pie crust rim and twisted handles
Polychrome jar with pie crust rim and twisted handles plus bird, shard and geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 8 3/4 in Dia
Fine line design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with fine line design
9 3/4 in H by 11 3/4 in Dia
Kiva step and rain design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with kiva step and rain design
5 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Black and white kiva step, rain and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with black and white kiva step, rain and geometric design
5 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Black and white medallion and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with black and white medallion and geometric design
6 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Black and white medallion and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with black and white medallion and geometric design
6 1/2 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Parrot and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with parrot and geometric design
9 in H by 10 in Dia
Medallion and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medallion and geometric design
6 1/4 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Rainbow, fine line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome olla with rainbow, fine line and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Black and white fine line, rain, kiva step and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with black and white fine line, rain, kiva step and geometric designs
6 1/2 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia