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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.
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Oh fer cute! Did Penny finally get her license or does she sneak the car out at night while everyone is asleep?
It's brilliant! and that doggy driver has such attitude.
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.
It rolls! Go, Gary, Go! That is super cool.
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 every.day! I can recite it still….
Great job Gary!
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!
That's adorable. It would make such a cute shelf decoration for a little kid's room.
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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