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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Godzilla takes on this teapot after Tokyo.....

(wicked crazy teapot--Godzilla wandering the city streets at night, looking happily deranged....teapot by Gary Rith)

I have been making this pizza dough lately, holy cats, the best BEST I have ever tasted. I use my pizza stone, which using this, makes 2 .....

A high school teacher in Guam has assigned students to study...ME. Yes, MEMEMEME if you can believe it. What inspires MEMEME???? Everything does. Explained for them and you below.....

Inspiration? One idea seems to lead to another. I was making ordinary pots like bowls and cups starting when I was 17 in 1983, until 1999 and I saw my puppy standing up to look out his playpen and thought that it would be cool to have a puppy on the side of a mug like that, and so I tried to do it, and I did. It is explained further here have a look
Adding fun things to pots makes it SO much more entertaining to do, and customers like it. Sometimes I sculpt, sometimes I paint onto items, as the examples below will show.

After I tried a puppy I tried a pig on a mug, and more and more ideas and animals added onto things. Lately I have been trying dragons/Godzilla/monsters in different ways, because it is funny
look here
although the cats seen there are ALSO a new idea. The cats come from a suggestion a friend made to me just a couple of weeks ago! Very recent, the same time I was thinking about Godzilla. It is also true that I was trying to perfect my dragons because of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, and I had a green glaze that really seemed suitable for Godzilla. The cats I showed are cute and sweet as are the teddy bears I also started doing recentl, based on my own teddy bears, seen here

The Godzilla idea is sick and twisted (yet cheerful and funny!) and JUST TODAY, this week, I got started with that same sort of thing, except with sharks, explained here

No :) I do not know where ideas might lead. Imagine you see a rope leading into a dark cave. You start to pull on the rope, to see what might come out, and you just keep pulling and pulling and pulling, never knowing what might come out of the dark unknown :)



Lori Buff said...

Very cute. I really like the way the moon is watching the monster.

smartcat said...

Yeaaaaaaa! Godzilla. Wonderful to open on a giggle. And do I see a dragon/Godzilla oven mitt?

Reverend Awesome said...

You're being studied! That's awesome.

I love that moon! Perhaps when the monsters go to bed...just the moon up top and some stars.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

The moon is looking down, NOT approving :)

Michèle Hastings said...

Robert's students are definitely going to get an education on creativity!
Pizza looks awesome and I agree, to make a great one you have to use a stone.

Joe Troncale said...

Keep Godzilla away from your pizza!

Joe Troncale said...

Plus, you are going to be the most famous potter in Guam!

Unknown said...

Love it, and of course love how the teacher from Guam digs your work....atta way to go Gary! Creative, creative, the pizza also...

smalltownme said...

The moon is not amused.

JB said...

Where do ideas come from? That's the eternal question and the greatest challenge for an artist. I like the way you seem to amuse yourself and as a result the audience is amused. Good work!

Corinne Tyo said...

This teapot is spectacular!!!!!! that is all.

pminnihan said...

Blip blip blip - Godzilla flip. Lookin' fwd to the Mug. :>*%@!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your creativity is just endless...and that is what we all love about you.
I can see your name in lights Guam of all places? First Guam, then what is next???? the WORLD!!

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