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Thursday, January 16, 2014

and now for something COMPLETELY different....

(new hippo teapot by me)

I will always tell you:  If I had not become a potter, surely I would be an illustrator or drummer in a rock and roll band.  I draw all the time!  And, er, when I drive I bang on the steering wheel in time to the radio....
You have seen me make hippo mugs in recent months, right?  WHY not go over THE TOP and make a hippo handled teapot????  They are just so round and friendly and funny looking, exactly what I like about pigs.  COMIC!

Funny, a good friend writes overnight:  "I need a large green teapot...but, um, could you do plain?" and it is like "HAHA of course I can do that too...I will try to hold myself back...but of course you would want me to decorate it with wild blue loops under the glaze too, right?".


Lori Buff said...


Michèle Hastings said...

sometimes it's so hard to do plain!!!

Barbara Rogers said...

Thanks for telling me about Eric Serritela's work in clay (er that looks like wood)...fabulous art there! You are the expert of animals, as well as blue squiggles under green glaze. Me, I have yet to find my niche!

Anonymous said...

I thought of you the other day as I used a sharpie to make kids' handprints into hippos. I thought, I'm sketching like Gary!

smartcat said...

Oh Gary! Hippoh Gary! Plain can be harder than fancy!

cookingwithgas said...

Just go wild, what is the fun in being the plain Jane?

smalltownme said...

Plain's not as much fun.

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