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My gift of life. It's gratitude for every happenstance of the past that brings me to a moment of justice.
It's awareness - or is it realization of one's capabilities and limitations. It's concentration - or is it an easy sensing of the universe ?
It's seeing a mystical power for good in each and every human being.
-Robert R. Francis
About the Artist
Sculptor Robert Francis is a self-taught artist from Syracuse , New York. He has turned his love of wood and sculpture into a collection of smiling-faced characters. In his home studio, he instinctively creates designs without ever touching a pencil to paper.
About the Studio
It is attention to detail that sets them apart from the ordinary, all are designed to be unique and one-of-a-kind with a personality of its own. No two can ever be identical! He will accept commissions to create special heirloom orders. Robert is a licensed artist with Great American Collectibles, USA.
We welcome customer questions, concerns, and compliments too!
214 Arch Street
Syracuse, New York 13206- 3106
Tuesday - Sunday 3pm to 8pm est.
By Cell (315) 214 - 1622, It's best to text
By E-Mail Customer Service
By appointment 2018 Collection 200 works of art
2017 Collection 246 works of art
2016 Collection 187 works of art
2015 Collection 210 works of art
2014 Collection 193 works of art
2013 Collection 280 works of art
2012 Collection 316 works of art
2011 Collection 236 works of art
2010 Collection 297 works of art
2009 Collection 290 works of art
2008 Collection 281 works of art
2007 Collection 265 works of art
Please E-MAIL Robert Francis for an appointment
2007 was the first year that we started to number our collection.
Privacy is taken very seriously at Creative Minds. Our focus is on creating a positive experience with every customer. We do not make customer information from this site available to anyone. We do not send unsolicited E-mail. Our New Release newsletter is only sent to prospects and customers who have requested this information.
Why wait until the Christmas rush ?? Payment plans are welcome on all orders over $ 50.00 dollars. Simply contact the studio with the terms yon would like.
Where can I purchase work other than the Internet?
2013 Schedule not available. We are looking at the Holiday Arts show at the New York State Fair Grounds in
The Red Sled Christmas Shoppe, Inc
144B Mariner's Way
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
"Make them Smile" - Our Customers
Received the ornaments. They are absolutely adorable & unique... exactly what I was looking for. Will keep your website on my radar for future purchases. Thank you & Happy Holidays!
It was a wonderful experience dealing with Mr. Francis. He was so kind and took a lot of time to find the exact product for the recipient of my gift. He also did a great job in making the piece and I will be sure to come back to his website in the future.
I've purchased several Santa Carvings from Robert Francis over the past 7 years. Each of his creations are wonderful and have become an important part of our holiday season tradition.
Furthermore, the company is second to none in personal attention, responsive communication, and on time delivery. Each of of requests have been addressed personally and updates have been sent to ensure I was aware of the status of my purchases, from an initial thank you for your order to your has been shipped.
I would highly recommend Robert Francis Studios to all my friends and family.
I loved the piece I bought. Great craftsman. It was nicer than I expected. I will check back soon
I was really pleased with the quality of their products. I purchased the ornaments and they are just beautiful, they will become heirlooms in our family. When I had a slight problem, they contacted me very quickly and went out of their way to help me. I would recommend them to everyone.
After receiving my order from you today, I just had to e-mail you to compliment you on your work. The Santa, snowmen and wizard ornament are fantastic!!! I will be giving them as Christmas gifts (if I can let them go!) and know the recipients will enjoy them as much as I do.
Thank you so much,
Just wanted to drop you a note to say that I received the carved wooden Santa Claus with Christmas Tree I had ordered, and I couldn't be more pleased. This is a gift for someone with an extensive collection of carved wooden Santas and who is very, very particular about what gets added to the collection. I know he is going to be very pleased with this one.
Thanks. R. Scott Brigham
I was given one of your Santa Claus carvings (Western with Candy Cane Guns) for Christmas and I just love him. What a great addition to
my Santa collection which now numbers 220 hand carved and/or hand painted wooden Santas. I have been collecting since
1982 and always enjoy adding an innovative and well done Santa to the collection.
- V. Schlichter
The Christmas Gift store worked with me to create a Belsnickle which was exactly what I wanted. On my original inquiry, I was not even sure they would make custom pieces. Fantastic listening, co-operation, and very prompt service!
Do you sell Wholesale and Consignment?
The Studio welcomes wholesale accounts, corporations collecting art, gallery and museum gift shops. We do not offer a catalog. All work shown is one-of-a-kind.
Yes, We will consider agreements for galleries and gift shops in new locations. Please Contact the studio.
The Robert Francis Studio registers all work with the U.S. Copyright Office.