Frankoma Pottery


Frankoma Pottery was founded in 1933, in Norman, Oklahoma, by John F. Frank and moved to Sapulpa, Oklahoma in 1938. It was originally known as The Frank Potteries. They produced bakeware, cookware, dinnerware, vases and more.

Early pieces were made from light-colored, creamy beige clay from Ada known as “Ada” clay but they switched to a reddish, reddish pink clay from Sapulpa in 1956. The pieces were very functional with a Southwest style. Each piece had up to eight different artisans working on them.

John Frank died in 1973 and his daughter Joniece, took over the business. Frankoma Pottery was sold in 1991 to Richard Bernstein, who changed the name to Frankoma Industries. In 2005, it was sold again to Det and Crystal Merryman. Joe Ragosta bought the pottery in 2008. It closed down a couple of years later in 2010 with the assets being sold at a factory closeout auction in 2011.

Frankoma Pottery Marks
Firsts Kiln Sapulpa 6-7-38 – mark that was used just for one day, only 50 – 75 pieces were produced that day
Frank Potteries
Frank Pottery
Original Creation by Frankoma
Pot & Leopard
Pot & Puma

Frankoma Pottery Colors, Glazes
Desert Gold
Green
Peach Glow
Peacock Blue
Prairie Green
Redbud
Turquoise
White Sand
Woodland Moss

Frankoma Pottery Patterns, Lines
Lazybones (1953)
Mayan-Aztec (1947)
Oklahoma Plainsman
Plainsman Dinnerware Line (1948)
Southwestern Line (1942)
Wagon Wheel
Westwind Dinnerware Line (1962)

Popular Frankoma Pottery
Art Pottery
Ashtrays
Bakeware
Bookends
Candlesticks
Christmas Cards
Cookware
Dinnerware – cups, saucers
Dishes
Figurines – bulls, cowboy boots, cucumbers, elephants, horses, pumas, snails, swans
Flowerpots
Kitchenware – salt and pepper shakers
Mugs – democrat donkey mug, gop elephant mug, political mug
Ornaments
Pitchers
Plates – christmas plate
Vases

Frankoma Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


17 Comments

  1. Mike coan March 25, 2013

    I would like to know the history or pieces 225 and 74, such as when they were made and an estimated value.

    thanks

  2. Travis November 21, 2013

    I would like to know the history and estimated value of piece 224

    Thanks

  3. jan January 2, 2014

    I have jonice frank (frankoma)pottery cocker spaniel dog bank like to know price please havent seen one on ebay or craig list just looking

  4. vern February 10, 2014

    I have piece #514 and it has Christmas, 1966 and the word “FRANKS” on the underside of it. Would like to know it’s history and estimated value. Thanks

  5. Sally Johnston March 12, 2014

    Have dinnerware rectangular plates small and large lazy one red, also serving pieces. Want to know value. Can’t find this anywhere…

  6. Cindy March 19, 2014

    Great info.

  7. Judy Jenson March 26, 2014

    I have a complete set of twelve place settings of green Plainsman and several serving pieces. I am interested in selling them and would like to find out the value and if you know if any one is interested in them.

  8. Simone Johnson March 27, 2014

    I am looking for a sugar canister or just the lid for the plainsman collection in prairie green. I am willing to purchase entire canister collection if necessary.

  9. jane muer June 27, 2014

    I have several Pieces of the Navajo dinnerware pattern–white glaze w/Navajo pattern
    around plate rim in natural clay, bottom of plate natural. I have bowls, salad/lunch
    plates. Cannot find this pattern anywhere. Please advise.

  10. Robert Shinn July 11, 2014

    I have a small Aztec #551 Frankoma pitcher.

    Can you give me information on when it was produced, type of clay used and its value.

    Enjoyed the video.

    Thanks.

  11. billie meyer July 16, 2014

    I have Frankoma ashtray #479 prairie green. I can find the ashtray however, mine has a broken arrow pattern in the bottom which I cannot find anywhere else. The ones I find have blank bottom. Any info would be appreciated.

  12. lacey white August 10, 2014

    Have 94V marked frankoma clay fired bean pot with glaze and cattle brands on it. What is it worth? When was it ptoduced?

  13. Joan Seeley August 27, 2014

    I have a frankoma 77A orange pitcher . Would like to find the value.

  14. Michele Hildenbrand August 27, 2014

    I have a set of his. I would like to know value of 2GDC of which I have 4. I also have a pitcher number is hard to read maybe 26 D. A plate number 91. And a pot with lid 70-B.

  15. Sherwood Emory, Jr. October 22, 2014

    Have a number of Christmas plates (1960,s-1970,s), vases, pitchers, mugs (Donkey/Elephant), saucers, and misc. pieces.

    Looking for some idea of their value.

  16. Mary October 25, 2014

    I have a green number 224 bowl that was my grandmothers could you give an approximate value?

  17. Mary. Pipes November 1, 2014

    I have a flower arranger dish no 231 Francoma. What is the value?? . It is green with brown edge and some brown near the base. It belonged to my husbands very old God Mother. Thank you. Mary Pipes

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