Friday, August 31, 2007
Tunes o' the day for our old pal Gordo.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Blooger, when it works, has slightly better video services than youtube, but ANYWAY:
So, folks think that I make pots quickly, and I do, but I have to make a lot, and like you see below, making a dozen monster mugs can take forever, what with the teeth and eyes and taking breaks to blog. But then there is also delivery. In this video, I multi-task, combining a walk with Penny and taking Mary Lee's package of pots to the PO.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Mrs. Potsblog with the camera here, excellent job taping me throwing a vase. YES, it is that quick, but there is more to it than what you see here: preparing the clay, shaping the vase, trimming the vase, glazing it, making coffee and walking the dog, cleaning the cat box, selling the finished vase, gossiping with friends. It adds up.
Friday, August 24, 2007
(Gary Rith making a vase.)
OK, so this is another day of hookie. We are not getting into too much trouble. Really!
Cat pill update: Spike is a little better, but I have given up on all pill-forcing ideas, save one. It does not work well to grind pills for this cat and put it into tuna or butter, it is easier to roll the pill in butter, put on heavy leather work gloves, pin the cat , pry open the jaws, toss the pill way back and encourage swallowing. I do it quickly, and he appreciates the lack of bother and fuss, thank GAWD.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
So, reader and commenter Denis visits potsblog HQ, and Mr Potsblog cooks a feast. YES, you can have a feast at my house too, readers, so come on over!
Denis is special, though, because he is also my oldest friend. We met 24 years ago when we lived in the same suite as college freshmen. Denis was and is a lot more grown up than me, also a lot nicer and more polite than me.
So, first thing he said to me 24 years ago was that he was going to be an anesthesiologist. Denis of course got sick of science and medicine and became a writer and gentleman about town.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
(sketch and pots by Gary Rith)
OK, on top is the original doodled idea, bottom set shows the first teapot attempt (score!) with just added cups, creamer and sugar, then the middle.....bigger and better second yellow set. Things have been crazy lately, but my goodness, this stuff sure turned out nicely, and it feels like the best Christmas ever. I needed something special for a group exhibit next month, the middle set will do nicely.
All this crowing and tooting my horn, listen to me! Pardon the over-excitement.
AND, get this, the famous Denis comes today from the wilds of Vermont! Yes, that Denis! As they said in Wayne's world 'Party on Denis'....'Party on Gary'