Jim Franklin

Jim  FranklinSculpting since 1980, Jim has completed many private and public commissions all over the country. In addition, many limited edition pieces of varied subject matter are in private and public collections. The majority of his work is cast in bronze using the age old “Lost Wax Bronze Process.” His primary sculptural interests are in full round life size and bas relief portrait commissions and life size human and animal figures. Jim has been sculpting portraits and other subject matter in full round and bas-relief for over 20 years. These portraits appear on memorial, commemorative and dedication plaques installed on and in public and private facilities in almost every state and several foreign countries. Below you will find a short and very incomplete list of some of the notable commissions Jim has completed,
Jim conducts sculpture workshops for individuals and organizations including Multi-Arts Center in Stillwater, OK, the Oklahoma Sculpture Society, Oklahoma StateJim  Franklin University in Oklahoma City and his studio on the square in Perry, OK. He is available for teaching and speaking. Jim has honed his talents under the guidance of many prominent figurative sculptors. Below you will find a list of many of his influences and mentors. Since retiring from The Charles Machine Works (Ditch Witch), he established his studio on the Downtown Square in Perry, OK, where he continues to explore his passion for sculpture. An open invitation is offered to all to come sit a spell and discuss sculpture. Jim is married to his long time friend Linda. They have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren.

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