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.