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Saturday, April 18, 2015

didn't get eaten by alligators THIS time....


Yeah, HOLY CATS, I was just dreaming I was NOT swimming with dolphins or manatees but EGAD was swimming with gators and I was TERRIFIED...eeeeeeek...time to get up and have a cappucino, right?

Speaking of happier times, I was walking the dog and was struck with the idea that flowers and leaves on pots, in whatever style, should maybe get little frogs hidden in there.....so I was thinking that is where this particular vase is headed.....

Have an awesome Saturday!

Friday, April 17, 2015

T-Rex, Godzilla, dinosaur, dragon, monster, whatever....

With all the flowers I have made lately, I have gotten into the habit of making little Godzillas on the side...representing my rugged nature (as opposed to the girly nature currently drawing pink flowers on pots). These will all be magnets.

The other day my neighbor called them T-Rex.  Sure, if you are buying them, call them whatever you want ;)
have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

how to WRECK or SAVE an afternoon....depending on how you look at it...



I admit it!  The last 3 days have been stunning, after such a cold winter and snow last week:  60-70, sunny, oh MY it has been lovely.

Monday afternoon:  goofed off! Fuk pottery! Did my once yearly hour of gardening then sat around in the sun looking at ELLE DECOR and other people's houses.

Tuesday afternoon: Fuk pottery! Didn't even bother doing any gardening, just sat in the sunshine reading a good book with 2 good dogs.

Wednesday afternoon:  OK, I was IN THE ZONE.  I had been finishing pots and glazing all day.  1 1/2 hours was all I needed and things were going GREAT in the studio... but at 3:30 I get the call:  the neighbor and his parents are having cocktail hour in the sunshine, would I....?

YES.  Fuk pottery!  And at 5 when the bus brought the wife home?  She joined us....luckily leftovers and a microwave was all it took to prepare dinner...when we finally got around to eating....

OH MAN summer will kill me if it doesn't start snowing again ;)


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

oh what joy spring is....



(new pottery by Gary Rith)
So, like I was saying yesterday, why not paint flowers all over pottery? Blue-ish purple OR pink?
I am following some other ideas along those lines this week, wait and see!

Penny and Yogi, of course, are, like me, New Yorkers......




  frog on the bottom of a cup handmade

In other news, I have many new items going on my etsy site, click here, shop now for Mother's Day! FATHER's Day! Get a jump on, um, somebody's birthday! Or Christmas!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

it is with some relief....TEAPOT TUESDAY!



That I show you this teapot!
Yesterday I posted pictures of self decorating it.  I had no idea if it would turn out OK, new idea, new technique, and what if it had looked AWFUL?
Cooled and came outta the kiln Monday, and it didn't look awful, quite the opposite :)
Have an awesome Tuesday!


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

Monday, April 13, 2015

the birds and the bees: making...flowers!



Well, trying to make flowers.
You have seen I have had some luck painting underglaze flowers in a watercolor-y way, so I decided to try to cover pots with flowers.  I will find out later today how that glaze firing went with THESE pieces...one thing is true, most glazing I do is a quick dunk in color, but this takes FOREVER, painting flowers...great fun though :)
Have a super Monday!

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I am a full-time studio potter, sculptor, and dog walker, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.