Thursday, August 07, 2008

FUNK AND FLARE: an article about ME!


My pal and neighbor Melissa Garrett runs an online parenting magazine and website called 'Root and Sprout'. I am a featured article! Melissa writes:
Pottery by Gary Rith


submitted by Lis Garrett


Even if he were not a friend and neighbor, I’d still be convinced Gary Rith is one of the most talented potters out there, producing a collection of fun, eclectic, and totally usable pieces.

Not one for the mundane, Gary’s pottery sports a hefty dose of funk and flare. Although he specializes in adorning in his pieces with clay critters, he occasionally produces a bit of flora and fauna, as well, which are my personal favorite. How could I then resist this beautiful berry bowl?


Also enclosed in a recent shipment was this green froggy dish, in which I have placed my hydroponically-grown basil. It looks perfect sitting on my kitchen counter, with the frog appearing right at home amongst his water pond and basil roots. Each time I snip a few fresh basil leaves, I smile at this whimsical touch to what could have been just another dish.

In essence, Gary has a talent for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. And can’t we all appreciate that?

Gary’s pottery is lead-free and safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher. “Just don’t drop it,” he says. Keep up-to-date with what Gary is doing by visiting Potter’s Blog.


When Lis Garrett has a bit of spare change, she likes to spend it on nice things. Lis is the senior editor and a contributing writer for Root & Sprout.

14 comments:

Lis Garrett said...

Thanks, Gary!

denis said...

Lis described you well. excellent article Lis.

kcinnova said...

Great article!
And Lis has me thinking of a SIGG bottle for myself...

Patricia Griffin said...

What a nice article. Congrats Gary!

Gordo said...

Excellent article! Yep, that bowl is amazing.

Knight said...

She hit the nail on the head. You are obviously one of the most talented potters out there.

Susan as herself said...

What a well written and lovely piece!

Fortune Cookies said...

"Gary has a talent for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary"
yup! That about sums it all up!! Kudos on such a lovely piece all about you, wonderful, fabulous YOU! :)

gary said...

tee hee!!! Thanks!

Farmer*swife said...

Hey! An article about you! How fabtastic is that, right?

Oh, and I checked out the site. parused, did some readin', entered some drawings for free stuff, and book marked it! THX!

Happy Thursday!

Reb said...

This is a really good article.

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Like your new pic up top. The boys looks very interested in what you are doing.

I like that your pieces are microwave safe and lead free. Also, they are very cute!

Congrats on the article.

Lou said...

Excellent article is right. All very true too. I'm still smiling at my mugs every time I use them, and frankly, every time I see them in the press :)

Farmer*swife said...

Hey! I WON!!! I signed up for some drawings at this cute and handy web site -- and I won a Klean Kanteen for the kids!!

Thanks to you for sharing this site! And, thanks to this site for being so generous!!!