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"Men are but gilded loam or painted clay" --Richard the Second, Shakespeare.
Gary's third pottery blog

WRITE TO ME! Come see me! Open studio HERE October 11-12; Binghamton, NY Unitarian Church Nov. 1-2 All material on this blog unless stated otherwise is copyright Gary Edward Rith 2013-2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

pepper art...

Friends gave us a small fortune in peppers from their garden's last gasp.  We added my bowl and... :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

tidal waves, a crazy night of dreams and Jack Russells....

Oh my, such unsettled dreams! It is not often I share under the tip of the iceberg that is me, but here goes:
In the first, I was in a Nazi death camp that somehow fomented a rebellion against the Germans and succeeded in kicking them out and securing freedom for the prisoners.  (Brad Pitt will be starring in THAT movie as me, right?)
It was awful.  More awful than awful.  Where did THAT come from?

Second dream I was visiting a middle school friend I have not seen since we were 16.  We went muddin' down a creek bed.  I have never been muddin' and wouldn't want to go muddin'.  He had a fat tired monster truck and we drove down the middle of a creek for some miles...destroying as much life as possible, I s'pose...for which I naturally felt guilty and wondered what the fuk I was doing in THAT dream....

Final dream I was back in Chicago visiting, and on the ground floor of a lakefront building when Lake Michigan began churning up HUGE waves.  When I lived there, some storms produced large waves which would sweep across the sidewalks, but not like this:  2-3 stories high and higher, coming up and into buildings.  It was speculated that there had been an earthquake under the lake. This is very unlike her, but my sister was with me and figured that if stores would be flooding we could get a lot of sales on good stuff from flooded stores....where did THAT dream come from?

OK, these mugs?  Another kid from middle school writes me "hey, could you make 2 mugs with my Jack Russells?" (see below) and it is like "SURE THING! How different is a terrier from a my studio?".  Not too different.....
have an awesome week!

(new mugs by Gary Rith)

Sunday, October 19, 2014


(vases by Gary Rith)

“Early bird
Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early bird—
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.” 
 Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Saturday, October 18, 2014

murder and mayhem....

Somebody on facebook tells me "You make airplanes, you should make Godzilla eating an airplane!".
OF COURSE I should :)
Have a great weekend...

(sculpted Godzilla eating an airplane by Gary Rith)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yogi goes downtown...

We live a couple miles outside the small city of Ithaca in Etna, NY.  We have a few old houses, a river and bridge, playground, bus stop, community center, PO, church, cemetary and fire house (and 100 years ago there was a school, tannery, creamery, 3 stores, 2 inns, at least one restaurant and a train station).  ANYWAY, at the moment, our colors are dynamite.  There is a perfect maple on the front yard of the PO, just plain ELECTRIC yesterday.....

In other news, keep in mind:  Christmas is only (a little more than) 2 months away! Click here and shop my etsy shoppe!green and blue flower vasegreen vase

Thursday, October 16, 2014


You probably should be thinking HOLIDAYS and get yer flippin' orders in NOW!  I saw yesterday at the store, which stocked Halloween crap starting in mid-August, Christmas cards!  SO YOU ARE NOW officially behind and trying to catch up....
start here.  With me.  Just think of that wee beagle up there:  she needs her dog chow!  You can here and go to my etsy gallery and check out new items for sale now!

elephant mug with feetmug with a pigmug with a beagle or other spotted doggiraffe mugdoggy mugGodzilla, dinosaur or dragon mug

I was listening to the radio yesterday and was like "WOW, listen to that, a new Amy Winehouse tune! But she's dead....?" and it turns out it was Duffy, a new one to me.  Where have I been?  She has been making music at least ten years..... must be she is POP and I don't usually swing that way...anyway, mmmm, awesome video here, great sound and style...


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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.