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Friday, April 20, 2012

people try to put us down.....



A petite haiku....

Remember Horton?
He heard the Who. Talkin' bout
My generation.....

Now dig my eclectic and awesome elephant banks.....the sitting is a style I have made nearly 20 years, but the dome shaped is the first time I made them like that and I love both styles....thanks for listening, have a great weekend!





10 comments:

Joe Troncale said...

I think you should wear a Roger Daltry shirt for your next blog photo!
Great elephant banks!!
You are quite the craftsman!

Barbara Rogers said...

Love those elephants! (there are some on my post today too, but nowhere near as creative)

Michael Kline said...

I'm so glad to see that you have decided NOT to put a stopper in your bank. I've had an ongoing debate with Mr.Philbeck about this. I say, "what's the point, if it's too easy to get the money out?

Rock on!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I put stoppers in my certain piggy banks, and used to stopper all of my banks but I am too lazy now. I make the slot very big. There is a total generational divide though: older people, to whom a 1/4 or dime or penny used to be a big deal, think that it should be very hard to get money out of a bank. Younger people are used to change being nearly useless, except for laundry and parking, and see a bank as easy in easy out--not for saving at all, but for holding change until you go to the laundermat. I am, however, firmly in the LAZY camp :)
(people at craft fairs always have to stop and give you a lecture about their personal opinon indeed)

Lori Buff said...

These are very cute. I think part of the reason people will give you their personal opinion is so that they can influence your design. I always listen, sometimes they tell me something I am willing to try sometimes they tell me I should make jars that say "belly button lint" on them and I don't listen. Okay, that only happened once.

smalltownme said...

Rockin' great haiku, Gary.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I was wondering about the stoppers. These are ultra cute. Nicely done, Gary!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow...look at how young those guys were wayyyy back then. Love that song.
And your newest creations are adorable. Oh, wait, I mean they are wicked cool!
Have a great weekend.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Oh you know I love the Who. Drumming along with Keith Moon is kick azzzz for sure. Love Roger's shirt you should get one, I would if I could find it.
Love, love the banks. Do you pottery your way. I don't listen to anyone, never have. IT's just the way I rock, and rock I do whenever I can.........love you! :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

They're adorable!

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