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Friday, August 17, 2012

all I want is a new toy.....



Like many of you will recall, I always say that when I was five and saw Pinnochio, I wanted to be Gepetto! The guy who makes the toys that come alive...and I try and try, and, well, did a lot of that this week. I was in the mood to turn the robot pot into a pull toy, and you may remember 2 weeks ago I found an antique beagle pull toy which matched one I had as a baby......you can see where this all leads....the only problem was getting the wheels properly attached, and I decided to bake fimo onto the ends of the axles, ahHA!

11 comments:

smartcat said...

OOOOOH! Toys! You are a Gepetto of clay! Did you make the wheels of clay too?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

the wheels were made on the pottery wheel and glazed black :) everything but the wood axles and their attachment and the ribbon was made on the pottery wheel :)

Michèle Hastings said...

very cool indeed!

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios said...

Very cool indeed sir! I do not remember seeing the beagle toy post, but I would wager it is a lot like the one my grandma used to have when I was just a wee lad. She also had an old wooden duck pull toy with leather feet that flapped when you pulled it...pull toys are awesome.
And any time I see a *ceramic* pull toy I think of Boomer Moore's work. Not toys exactly, but very toy inspired.
Now I have a hankering to make a pull toy...

Ron said...

Awesome Gary!! and great idea using the fimo.

soubriquet said...

Oh man!, You is on a roll!

I too always wanted a robot, with "Danger, Will Robinson!" voice and waving arms. Oh, and flashing lights.

I can see these becoming treasured heirlooms. You is good.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

These are so cute. Especially love the photos of Penny!

Pauline said...

What a fantastic creation! This is why I was so drawn to your work, it is fantastic and brilliant and always so much fun.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Thank you :) I was recently asked to do a custom order of cocktail plates and I was like "sorry man, I AM UP TO OTHER THINGS...."

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

So much fun! I love the dog's ears flapping in the breeze!

Lori Buff said...

Those are so cool. Brilliant.

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