Roy Franklin they/them

Y-WE Create Facilitator

Roy is an artist currently working in ceramics, mosaic, public art, and illustration. Their work centers on human connection and our bond with the natural world. Experimentation, process, and problem solving fuel Roy’s work. With vibrant colors and ecstatic joy, they skillfully balance design and intent.

Community is at the heart of Roy’s practice. They co-founded Short Run Comics Festival, which focuses on artsy and weirdo comics. They recently launched Whatever Factory, a ceramic studio dedicated to arts education, innovation, and fabrication.

Roy’s most passionate when working at the intersection of creativity and community. They’ve partnered with Sound Transit, Mark Twain Elementary, Inscape, Meta, and more, crafting
meaningful projects that resonate throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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