Wednesday, January 30, 2008

FOLLY




(piggy vase by Gary Rith, garden folly, pilsner glass)

I don't usually make something that is unuseful. BUT, what about something that is useful, but is really just a flight of fancy, like the vase up top there? It is in the tradition of follies, which is a garden building or structure which while not unuseful, is not really for a use either. Just a pretty little bit to gaze at or walk around. So, maybe this wild little vase is a ceramic folly. I am absolutely tickled with this piece.
I was thinking about pilsner glasses when I started it. Pilsner glasses, as seen here, have a little knobby base and a tall tapering body.

8 comments:

Gordo said...

You were thinking about pilsner glasses or you were thinking about filling it with pilsner? ;-)

gr said...

Gord, maybe we can see that this silly little pot has a VERY important function after all....

Greg said...

WOW.. FOLLY... I learn-ed something new today! Thanks teach! =)

I liked that vase before when you had the pic up and I still do! I bet something like it with bunnies would sell for easter and holding lilies!

ok.. remembered the camera (finally) but the batteries are dead.. so no new postings over at CA yet until they recharge LOL

gr said...

BUNNIES! I am making another vase today, yeah, BUNNIES!

Lis Garrett said...

Bunnies - what a terrific idea! This looks like a cool parfait cup to me, even though parfait cups are usually transparent (I think). Anyhow, I would find a creative use for it. :-)

gr said...

Lis is right--throw some dessert in there!

Susan as herself said...

I love garden follies. Yo me they are just lovely, and not just all about folly.

And my step-mother will ONLY drink her beer out of a pilsner glass.

CM said...

Best garden folly ever is the Casino in Dublin. I had an awful time finding it, but man, was it worth it.