Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Square and Soft




(mugs and such by Gary Rith)

Speaking of Tink, her theme this week is square and soft, and OH YES, I can do square and soft.

I love squaring off a round pot, but you have to do it while the piece is still soft, you see. Here is a mug with a sphereical base but a squared neck and rim, the fired purple mug behind shows what it will be like when finished.

13 comments:

Greg said...

my you HAVE been productive! very nice stuff there. I gotta get my butt down to the shop!

gr said...

c'mon down Grego!

Gordo said...

Enquiring minds want to know, Greg: what will you do with your butt down in said shop?

Wait, maybe we don't want to know ... ;-)

Greg said...

LOL... and I shoulda speceefied.. I meant MY shop! haven't worked on anything last week and this one is looking busy too! sigh.

Tink said...

You're not too early. I'm just running late. :)

Well played! I love the squared off look on the pot. I have no idea how you do those things you do. But it IS impressive.

gr said...

rocket science, baby, with a dose of brain surgery

Gordo said...

How very humble of you, potter-man.

I just occurred to me that some might say my head is square and soft ... LOL

Susan as herself said...

I do enjoy that look of square and round in the same piece.

meno said...

Excellent interpretation of the WWC! Do you have to drink from the corner in order to avoid it spilling?

gr said...

no, it is curved and not straight sided and sips just fine

Mother of Invention said...

Square is in! It's hip to be square! (Huey Louis?)
In Japan, they've engineered square watermelon that are easier to pack and ship!
Are these easier?

Ginni Dee said...

Love your pottery. Square and soft in one piece is great!

This is my first visit to your blog, looks very interesting.

Cheers,
Ginni

CM said...

Stick around, Ginni, things can get quite interesting around here.