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Go Ahead Bake My Clay
  Go Ahead, Bake My Clay   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
From a humble lump of wet clay potters have created works that many want to collect.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Nov 04 13
942 plays
  Frankoma Pottery   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
OK, we are all allowed a few quizzes on something obscure! From me, the person who has never heard an NSYNC song or played Pokemon, and doesn't own a TV- a quiz on my favorite pottery!
Tough, 15 Qns, crisw, Feb 26 23
crisw gold member
Feb 26 23
649 plays
  I've Gone Potty   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My family think I'm potty because I love pottery from around the world. The life stories of the potters are also interesting. Let's see how potty you are!
Average, 10 Qns, ANNMARIE47, Sep 24 09
1254 plays

Pottery Trivia Questions

2. The name 'Frankoma' comes from John Frank, the founder of Frankoma Pottery, and the name of a state. What state?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Oklahoma

At first, it was called "Frank Potteries." Frankoma certainly is catchier!

3. One of the chief sculptors for Frankoma was Joseph Taylor. He owned an unusual pet which inspired both the Frankoma logo and one of Frankoma's most famous sculpture styles. What was that pet?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: An ocelot

He studied the forms of the ocelot when creating cat sculptures.

4. What type of sculptures were inspired by Taylor's pet?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Pumas

Frankoma still produces the Seated and Reclining Pumas (puma is another word for cougar or mountain lion). It has also produced a Walking Puma, Puma on the Rocks, Puma and Deer, Miniature Puma, and Puma Saltshakers.

5. What is the Frankoma logo called?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Pot and Puma

It shows some Indian-style vases and pots with a puma walking in front of them. The Frankoma Family Collector's Association newsletter is also called the Pot and Puma.

6. At some stage, most people are likely to have owned a drinking mug in the shape of a portly man wearing a three-cornered hat. Also known as a Fillpot, what is the more common name of this mug?

From Quiz I've Gone Potty

Answer: Toby jug

Toby jugs were developed and made popular by English Staffordshire potters in the 1760's.

7. Frankoma has used two major sources of local clay during its history The first was a fine clay that fired to a light beige hue. What was this clay called?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Ada clay

Named after the town of Ada, OK.

8. Beginning in the mid-50's, the first clay deposit ran out. Frankoma started using a red clay. What was this clay called?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Sapulpa clay

Named after Sapulpa, OK.

9. This instantly recognisable pattern is classic Oriental style chinaware. Decorated with dark blue on a white background and including weeping trees, pagodas and a crooked fence, what is the name of this famous pattern?

From Quiz I've Gone Potty

Answer: Willow

The Willow pattern is a distinctive pattern used on ceramic and porcelain kitchenware and houseware. It has remained popular since it was designed by Thomas Minton in the late 1700's.

10. What was this Taylor sculpture called?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: The Fan Dancer

She is holding two very large fans.

11. Who was depicted in this sculpture?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Gypsy Rose Lee

She's a famous stripper. The sculpture shows her dancing naked with her fans.

12. What is the most famous Frankoma glaze color?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Prairie green

Prairie green was discontinued by Frankoma in 2001, marking the end of an era.

13. Many of the Frankoma glaze colors are two-toned; that is, in some areas the glaze color shows, in other areas the natural clay color does. What are such glazes called?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Rutile

Prairie green is a rutile glaze.

14. In what city is the present-day Frankoma factory located?

From Quiz Frankoma Pottery

Answer: Sapulpa, OK

Frankoma still makes many pottery items and is a popular tourist destination.

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