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Friday, February 3, 2012

cat mugs, version 7.0, 8.0 or something like that....

You will recall last week, Pete was like "make cat mugs, people love them! you could fiddle the rim like a heart mug..." and it had gotten me thinking, indeed. I showed the first couple out of the kiln yesterday, blue pair of bowl and cat mug (sold right away, actually--I am onto something here, hmmm?) and a puppy mug, here are the other experiments fired below. Well, first are the mugs I was finishing yesterday---I had been thinking about a couple of things:
1) first attempts: these are a lot of work, adding faces inside there and all, so I am not gonna do that anymore and
2) Summer was like "how about the handle is a tail????" which I had been wondering about, and decided to go with

****added later that same day, because of confusion: I don't think I explained myself very well at all. I am now making 2 different styles of cat mugs, which I like: seen below here in grey, raw clay, the rim shaped with cat ears, and also the added ears and face on the rim --when you look at the glaze fired pieces pictured further down and see the face INSIDE on the bottom, those are the ones that are too much work :)

SO, what we have is 2 versions of cat mugs I was finishing yesterday here, and there are bowls too...have an awesome weekend!


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

13 comments:

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Barbara Rogers, Potter said...

Cat and pottery lovers beware! These are super! Thanks for sharing...I enjoy your blog frequently.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Hooray! More cat mugs! I love the ones with the faces on the side. Sorry that they're a lot of work but we must all suffer a bit for great art. Or something like that. Yes, save me one or maybe a mug and a bowl if you have a bowl with a face. They're (as you say) tres cute!

red dirt girl said...

I'm not a cat person per se, but these are seriously cute mugs! I especially like the ones with the faces on the side! The tail handle is COOL !

xxx

Lori Buff said...

I agree with Claudia and RDG about the faces on the sides of the mugs, and the tails area a great touch.

elizabeth said...

LOVE the cat mugs with the tail handles. I don't think they need faces, the shape is purr-fect (sorry, had to) I'll be watching for those to land in your etsy store.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I don't think I explained myself very well at all. I am now making 2 different styles of cat mugs, which I like: the rim shaped with cat ears, and also the added ears and face on the rim --when you look at the glaze fired pieces and see the face INSIDE on the bottom, those are the ones that are too much work :)

Michèle Hastings said...

both styles are way cool but i think the altered rim with no face and tale is my fave.

jojoaruba said...

I vote for the tail with the face on the rim. (They are BADDDD!!! in the good way.)(The ones with the faces on the bottom have to be screened for PTSD prior to use...)

George and Maureen Johnson said...

I adore everything you make Gary! I love it all......

BSOB said...

whoa man - these are def collectable! They rock, and are very cute and cuddly.. I kinda gotta get one! I should stop by this week if ur around

JBS said...

Mugging for the camera again.
The cat'o'onetail mug is great.

Susan in the Boonies said...

That cat grinning at me from the bottom of the mug is KILLING me.

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