Bird Bowl

Wheel Thrown & Hand Built Earthenware

Karen Franzen
3 Wembley Drive
Toronto, ON
M4L 3C9
(416) 465 7477

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Teddy Bear Picnic
Complete Place Settings for a Teddy Bears Picnic.
Photo: Kathie Davidson
Mother Goose Teapot
Mother Goose Teapot.
Photo: Dale Roddik
Sunflower Bowl
Sunflower Bowl with Stamped Rim.
Photo: Dale Roddik

I produce a variety of pottery, usually a mixture of wheel thrown pieces with hand built decorations. As you can see from the examples shown on this site, my decorations tend to the colourful and whimsical. As you browse through the examples here, do keep in mind that in addition to what you see I frequently produce custom pieces.

I have enjoyed  doing ceramic commission work for the past 16 years for  private individuals, small groups  and corporate clients. Some of my past commissions include:

  • Ceramic Trophies, for the "Reach for the Sky," International Trampoline Festival,
  • Commemorative award platters for the outstanding volunteers of the North Toronto Green Community,
  • A commemorative Mother Goose teapot for the founding member of the Mother Goose Society,
  • Thank you gifts from the bride and groom  for their  wedding parties,
  • A complete bridal registry including dinnerware and tea service and home accessories (lamps, knobs, bath), for  a couple in Toronto.

When I am commissioned to create a special piece  I am often asked to  include a personalized inscription. This is a nice touch. It can be as simple as a person's name and the date or a favorite quote. Please contact me directly if you need more information.