Wednesday, December 12, 2007

whacking and slicing and DENIS and post 2000 soon




(pots by Gary Rith)

How do I describe the creative process here? Case one: the mug. I wanted a four sided thing with carved sides and arched feet....and have been poking at the idea for a few days, and this one worked really well. I am very pleased, now to make more!
And in that vein, I decided to carve Denis flower pots, forget the moose, and I will choose glaze that looks really good on a highly textured pot.
Dreamt last night I was in Paris and there was a tidal wave then later dreamt I was working on a woodsy cabin with a wood fired kiln...
BTW-nearly at post 2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Gordo The Geek said...

Very cool, Gary. That mug looks nice and substantial. As in "cave a skull in" substantial. Yes?

gr said...

well, it is lightweight, but it has that handy 'defending the house against burglers' look to it, does it not? For when a poker or monkey wrench isn't handy.

ML said...

Ummm, practical-minded critter that I am, I can't help but wonder, re that wood fired kiln, when would you have time to do any work? I mean, how much wood would it take and how hot could you get a wood fired kiln? For a minute there I thought about woodchucks, too. I did!

Greg said...

hmm I wonder if doing like they used to for making charcoal.. but wait.. that's long time low heat isn't it.. hmmm. But it is still a nice image.. woodsy.. cabin....mmmmmmmm.

Greg said...

And I like the design Gary.. the new thoughts and ideas taking form in the real world... as opposed to the one inside your head. See this is how we know what's going on in there!~ :D

gr said...

you're right Mary Lee,it takes a ton of wood to reach 2200 degrees! And days to do it!

Greg, I doubt if there is anything going on in my head. It is all fluff and cotton candy.

Susan as herself said...

Woodsy cabin dream sounds nice.

But a tidal wave in Paris? Not so much. And it makes me think you don't care so much for the City of Lights.

gr said...

well, it was a dream Susan

Ellen said...

Yeah, just a dream. Who knows what brought it on?! It may have been heartburn from the quiche he ate at dinner or something...

Greg said...

real men don't eat quiche!... oh wait... ;)

Anonymous said...

That's a great bit of whacking, Gary. And we have forgot the quiche... :-)

John Bailey aka OGP

deborah said...

great mug!

oh, he would get work done, he would have to make so much work to make firing that puppy worth while.

it wouldn't be potters log style work though-that spontaneity-that flexibility-that quick turnaround feedback loop-those glazes

Tracy said...

Gary, I am sorry to have tagged you, but I was desperate. Visit my blog for the details, and can I request that one of your five things be a recipe for one of your color glazes? Ha, just kidding......

SleepingSentinel said...

A 4-sided mug? So I wouldn't be sipping roasted oolong tea in your 4-sided, footed little mug. I would rather be drinking miso soup or mexican hot chocolate. LOL!

I like Rick James's song "Mary Jane" the best.
Kim

denis said...

hey, no one commented on the stunningly beautiful, but still a work-in-progress, flower pot. gary, i really like it so far. can't wait to see it glazed.

gr said...

maybe I will keep the flower pot for myself, Denis, (HA!) and Denis, that is OUR Kim from Corning