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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

robot pots...!




Corgis and beagles have NOTHING whatsoever to do with robots, but they are CUTE!  Babysitting Soupy, Penny's corgi friend, has become a daily thing.  Can you get over it? TCFW!
Call it cute overload, but I hope to get Yogi the golden doodle in there sometime, which will make TCFW to the third power....

I was at Soupy's house the other day and noticed they have one of my robot pots from last year and I was like "why have I NOT made robot pots since last year????".  It is a good thing other people have my things so I can remember what I like to make....

Monday, September 29, 2014

my massive mugshot Monday.....

Just realized I have all these new mugs to catch you up on!
I have said I do not ONLY make silly pieces.  But these are all silly pieces..... have a great Monday!


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"she's very photogenic"



Friends visited Friday and meeting Penny for the first time but having seen her HERE a zillion times remarked "Penny is very photogenic".
You might think we pose her. Nono, we do not!  She just arranges herself cutely, ears here and there...
these pots were arranged, though.  We want to take more pics of my work with flowers....these glads from our garden...have a great Sunday!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

a week from Christmas....

Well actually it is TWO WEEKS until my open studio here!  October 11-12, Saturday and Sunday 11-5!  email me garyrith@yahoo.com to get directions and more info.  And surely I realize Christmas is ...gasp....3 MONTHS from now!  But not in my dreams.... I have been dreaming of snow every night for the last couple of weeks.... I am not especially fond of snow.  I live in a place, and you need to realize I have ALWAYS lived in places like this, where the snow can pile up taller than your head.  Snow is not a pretty Hallmark Card or rom-com (I do LOVE LOVE, ACTUALLY though...) but a serious nuisance starting in October and ending in May. So why dream of it???

WELL, dreaming last night it was fun.  A cheerful week before Christmas, only light snow and ice, and with a  group of friends we took bikes and skateboards downtown to open a few friend presents outside a bar and have a cheerful little party.... made me feel all holiday spirit and all.

ANYWAY, lately making a lot of vases.  I am holding the 2 blue ones to give you an idea of size--they are pretty big, for me.... have an awesome weekend!


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

Friday, September 26, 2014

SMUDGE the bunny



My neighbors had a small visitor in their yard last week, SMUDGE the bunny!  He was pretty tame and friendly, then went back to his usual life of sneaking into their garden and hanging out in the woods with his numerous friends and relations. Naturally I was inspired to make a BUNNY BANK ...I have made them before, but I wanted extra-large ears and a nice light blue glaze color....


Yogi the dog is like "hmmmmmm, what have we here...."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

when pigs fly........



You ever keep something hanging around the studio just because you like it or because it is the last one or the only one of something you made?  I sold a couple pigs in planes last month in Cooperstown and they wanted another by last Saturday, could I make one and bring it when I visited?  I did not have enough time to make and fire a new one by Saturday but I had one last one sitting around for the past year where I could enjoy its company. SO, it went to a new owner and I made this guy....new and improved, I think, with the windscreen.....

(new sculpture by Gary Rith)

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I am a part-time pottery instructor at Cornell University Pot Shop and a full-time studio potter and sculptor, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.