Friday, March 23, 2007

history lessons and reproducing an historical pot



My old pal Greg is interested in history, and reproducing some furniture items from 400 years ago. This painting shows a little pot made to hold hot stones or glowing coals in a foot stool, so that you could warm your feet. Pretty clever idea.
Greg asked if I could try to make this little pot, and you will see below that based on what I saw in the painting, I made a cool little copy. I am wondering about other historic items to reproduce.

19 comments:

Mona Buonanotte said...

Is there anything you CAN'T make?

Are you made of magic?

gr said...

Kind of a fun challenge, but, thanks! Sure, there is lots of stuff I can't make, but I can usually make what I want to make.

greg said...

I hope there is nothing he can't make.. cause I've got LOTS of ideas! It's great collarbarating with ya gary!

gr said...

bring it on--the more I look at this picture the more I like it, these folks are just so cheerful---that is why this was an interesting project to try

Gordo The Geek said...

We need to talk about dog dishes. Sharkey likes to flip his around with his nose, dump his food out (a bit at a time) and eat it off the floor. It's quite the annoying racket ... LOL

It's very nice to know a potter who likes to experiment, that's for sure.

gr said...

OK, it will be expensive, but here is what I can sell you: throw out your usual dog dish. I will then come over and show you what to do. I accept cash, and some of those frothy beers you made. OK, at mealtime, and this is what you are paying a high priced potter for, I will scoop his food DIRECTLY ONTO the floor. You will be amazed at my intelligence and creative pottery solution. Like I say, it will be expensive, so start filling your piggy bank.

Gordo The Geek said...

Well, that's helpful, isn't it? LOL

I'm kind of hoping to cure him of that habit. He's actually a terrible vacuum cleaner. He misses food bits under Cameron's chair all the time.

gr said...

but that's why parents of little kids have dogs---nice clean floor.

Gordo The Geek said...

Our previous pooch, Toby was a great crumb patroller. She was a Border Collie/Beagle cross. Must have been the beagle in her.

Sharkey's terrible at it ...

gr said...

Sharkey the special needs retriever

Lucia said...

Dogs LIKE their food thrown all over the floor. It's akin to hunting!

Gordo The Geek said...

The worst part of the whole thing is the rattle and clang as he does it ...

meno said...

I guess Gordo's dog doesn't adhere to the 5 second rule.

gr said...

Wait, the 5 second rule?

Maybe, Gordo, he doesn't like the food? AND WHY OH WHY did a discussion of historical pots turn in dog food???????????????????

Gordo The Geek said...

We're surfing the tangent, gary. Hang 10, dude.

gr said...

ithas to be admitted that I helped it turn this direction

Mother of Invention said...

Ah, Gr just wants to sell Gordo an expensive pottery piggy bank! Well, at least a pottery scooper with which to fling the food from the can to the floor!

gr said...

brilliant! add in the cost of lessons, and I won't have to make anything more until Christmas.

celeste said...

I rest my case.