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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"here in my car..."

(car sculpture by Gary Rith)

I made a car! Made entirely of pieces thrown on the pottery wheel.
Not my first.  I have made other car pots that are less simple, but this one ROLLS.  
The wife was chatting about something one morning and somehow I got the idea.... I was thinking of cute 2005 Audi TT convertibles, yes, but also that book I remember so well with the cute dog driving around....

It is funny, but I have been working on making a rolling car for years, and finally figured out the 2 hardest parts:  the way to attach the axles and how to make and attach the wheels, and in the end simple is the best solution...

I have told you before that when I was 5 and I saw the movie PINOCCHIO, I wanted to become Gepetto, the guy who makes toys that comes to life.  I love pottery and I love pots that work and I love a certain type of elegant, old school kind of toy and, well, this does all of that.


Barbara Rogers said...

Zoom Zoom!

smartcat said...

Oh fer cute! Did Penny finally get her license or does she sneak the car out at night while everyone is asleep?

Michèle Hastings said...

It's brilliant! and that doggy driver has such attitude.

Lori Buff said...

I love the car and love that it rolls. How awesome.

When I was in 3rd grade that book was really popular, I had such a hard time getting it from the school library but I was determined. Cars and dogs, how cool.

smalltownme said...

It rolls! Go, Gary, Go! That is super cool.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that song and YOUR car!!!

Can you believe that Go Do Go was Lindsay and my nephew Bryans' favorite book as kids? I used to read it to them at nap time! I can recite it still….
Great job Gary!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I immediately thought of Go Dog Go when I saw the first photo! It doesn't hurt that the wheels look a bit like oreos. Cute and yummy!

Hilary said...

That's adorable. It would make such a cute shelf decoration for a little kid's room.

JB said...

I love that car sculpture. It put a smile on my face. I recognized that book too which also made me smile. Great old school toy!

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