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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I would do it for my mother-in-law, but NOT for you

(blueberry bowls by Gary Rith)
About ten years ago I started making bowls with apples, grapes, blueberries and strawberries on them, like these guys. They are VERY time consuming, and I do not make them often. My mother-in-law has 4 and wanted 4 more, and I will make them for her, but you would have to BEG for me to make them for you. They are really quite gorgeous. These are small, and would hold about 2 ice cream scoops, glazed in a nice ice blue.
OK, alright, I should make all 4 fruit types so you can admire them.

We had a boat load of storms and five minutes of hail. I have seen more hail before, but some of the chunkcs yesterday were the biggest I had seen--true golf ball sizes!

If you want to know how I DO IT, I have been thinking about that. I have this teapot here with the fancy ray gun spout, but otherwise it is a solid and stolid teapot I like to use for my own tea. I make all kinds of fancy teapots, but this one is uber practical and easy to use, and I am reflecting on what sort of teapot is super easy to use:
-broad and steady base
-wide opening-easy to clean
-lightweight and balanced to pour
-same thing with the robot mug---it is an excellent mug shape to grip, hold and drink from
This does not mean I will not make other shapes or fancy teapots, but it is nice to notice the most comfortable.


cookingwithgas said...

you know you will have to make 100 of those now!
Mark use to write on the bottom of pots- I made this for my mother and NO I will not make you one!

Cheryl said...

Aw shucks...I loved this design and the color...I would so love four bowls in with fruit on them...SIGH...They are gorgeous though!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh HAIL, those are gorgeous cups!

Paul said...

LOVE the berry bowls!

Pauline said...

Mother in law is a lucky lady, gorgeous! I really like the ice blue. Teapot is awesome of course!

Reverend Awesome said...

Yep. You're going to have to keep making them now that you showed everyone!
Look how giant Spike is!

Anonymous said...

Don't tease. That's just mean.

Now you gotta put some on etsy!!

Emily SIL said...

Spike really knows how to make himself comfortable.

kate et jim said...

hehe...I have a set of blueberry bowls from Gary! Hummm - I wonder how much I could sell them for???

Nah - they're too sentimental to sell.

Kimberly said...

I love the blueberry bowl I have. We use it alot cuz its just the right size!


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