WRITE TO ME! firstname.lastname@example.org Come see me! Open studio HERE! November 25-26 (11-4 each day); Aurora Art and Design, daily until 12/24; Cooperstown Art Assoc. daily until 12/24; Ellis Hollow Community Fair, 12/10; December 10, Little Red Wagon at the Space at Greenstar. All material on this blog unless stated otherwise is copyright Gary Edward Rith 2016
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
This cup and saucer? I know, you've never seen me make something like that, because it is the first of its kind. I am sitting here posting these pics and I am like:
"FOOL, get that thing off the sale shelf and GIVE IT TO YOURSELF. And make some more..." :)
First rule of Christmas: give yourself some great gifts!
(new pottery by Gary Rith)
Friday, November 28, 2014
NO! Come over here instead!
Open studio Friday and Saturday 11-5, email me email@example.com if you need directions :)
(new teapot by Gary Rith)
Thursday, November 27, 2014
I delight in horrifying the less open-minded relatives with our tradition-busting holiday meals... I am not interested in what is traditional or customary, I am a vegetarian punk....
SO, Spike and I baked stuffed shells for Thanksgiving...we celebrate on Thanksgiving eve because the wife is on the road all weekend while I attend to my open studio and a cat sitting job downtown. I think stuffed shells must be my favorite dish EVER. What I do is make a soy ricotta stuffing, then layer stuffed shells with sliced veggies then non-dairy cheese on top....the whole house smells of garlic all day OH my :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you, whatever kinky food choices YOU make!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Yesterday morning Penny had the early breakfast then disappeared....and we saw this ear sticking out of the covers. Isn't she the most endearing little beagle you have ever seen in your life?
SPEAKING of her ears' pretty cinnamon-nutmeg color, LATER that same morning I was making pumpkin pie.....good GOLLY it is magnificent. Rice flour crust, coconut milk, maple syrup filling, how about that, hmm?
Happy travels and fun to you this weekend!
Monday, November 24, 2014
You know I like to make mother and child sculpted pieces--mama beagle with a puppy, mama elephant with little elephant...i was thinking, in a sick sort of way "wouldn't it be funny if Godzilla was a mama? What would the baby look like???". Hatching out of an egg, of course!
I made a standing Godzilla eating a red biplane...it cracked me up and there was a lot of interest in it, so I made this wall piece...and one where he is eating a car too!
THIS IS IT: a month from today is the last day you could receive a box from me! Go to my etsy shoppe and get these mugs or something else awesome NOW! (click here)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
I have given myself up to it, there is no fighting it: I love making little monsters/dragons/dinosaurs/Godzilla. Sly and cheerful ones!
Have an awesome Saturday!
(new teapot by Gary Rith)
Friday, November 21, 2014
(Yogi helps out in the studio with a thing or 2... below a golden doodle mug by me for Lynn who had a black golden doodle)
Lynn sees pics of Yogi here and writes "I lost my black golden doodle recently, could you make me a mug?" and YOU KNOW I can. It is a hard thing to sculpt, just a mass of fuzz and curls, but easy for me to draw, so this is what you get!
I was out Wednesday with a friend who introduces me to crispy curried chickpea snacks from the store and I am like "a) these are AWESOME and b) I could make these, I bet..." and
OF COURSE the internet has zillions of baked crispy chickpea snacks. (click here for recipe)
The basic idea is: drain some chickpeas in a can and rinse, dry, toss with a little oil, bake on a baking sheet, pull out and toss with salt and spice. I didn't see any reason why I couldn't make wasabi-curry together.... Easier (almost) than making popcorn!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
SURE, you could buy another cat or dog, or even quite a few, but maybe this time you realize your house is FULL of them...so buy one of my new cat or dog mugs from my etsy gallery! Hypoallergenic too!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
(new mugs by Gary Rith)
What can I say? Frogs (and toads!) are a favorite. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, if life gives you green glazes, make frog mugs :)
“I'm such a clever Toad.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Sunday, November 16, 2014
(vase by Gary Rith)
My drawing table is a wonderful small school desk (the appalling thing is that I have THREE desks...you spend the first half of your accumulating cool crap and the second half of your life...wishing somebody would dust all that crap :).
ANYWAY, Lynn is a friend who lost her golden doodle recently. She sees pics of Yogi visiting here, playing with Penny and wants to know who that breeder might be...just in case....and I hope she DOES talk to Yogi's breeder: a nice family with good dogs with an occaisional litter sold by word of mouth only. I know Yogi's older brother Fargo too, for example, he is a great dog, but Yogi? THE BEST.
ANYWAY, Lynn is like "do you make golden doodle pottery?" and you KNOW the answer to that is yes. My drawing desk has this vase of mine holding a pen or whatever, Penny beagle on one side, Yogi doodle on the other....
IN OTHER news, and speaking of tasty 0rgies of flavor, I borrowed a magazine recently and....well, tore a page out. Kinda carefully, so maybe nobody will notice...but GAWDAMN! Thai curry soup! So simple, so tasty, the picture was so pretty! (Click here for recipe)
I did not have any green beans, but had twice the needed amount of sugar peas so just used that, and I don't buy red curry paste but make your own, which is described in the recipe, plus I boiled a handful of rice noodles to toss in....OH MY....
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