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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

the owl and the pussycat and the zombie





(new pottery by Gary Rith)
I see these guys coming along and pledge to make moremoremore! Takes forever it feels like, all that painting, but feels good.
a) I like the motif, elephants following each other and
b) I like the motif, mama bear holding baby bear AND
c) zombies of course but
d) I also like the owl and the pussycat motif, do you know the poem by Edward Lear? here it is--and the mug has a pig too, as you would expect

I
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'



II
Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

7 comments:

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

wow great work, I can imagine it must have been quite difficult to paint inside the pots! great colours too particularly that vibrant blue for the elephants :)

Lori Buff said...

Someone is making a zombie TV show here in Atlanta, you should send them pictures of your mugs.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

These are really great Cousin....love em! Does the Zombie one have a brain on the bottom inside the cup? hahahahahha! If not, put one there....:)

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

I love the 'painted' animals on those! Adorable!

Cute poem/s too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

These are all awesome....great poetry!!!

Susan in the Boonies said...

I bet the Zombie mugs will be big sellers for Bosses Day.

Fortune Cookies said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! (as always)

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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.