(Emily and Spike and Penny with Mister Potsblog) Tink's weekly photo challenge is for 'heavy and light'. Do I have to explain myself here? ("no animals were harmed or inconvenienced in the taking of these photos, although the cats were miffed")
As my old pal Gordo says:
"You want plain, old pots or plates? Go see the other guys. You want whimsy and creativity? Gary's the man!"
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Gary's gallery direct!
my pots are lead-free, microwaveable and dishwasher safe, just don't drop them!
Mary Lee got her pots and says: "Love 'em both......I'm also much relieved to find that both pieces are useable in any of the traditional manners, micro, dishwasher, etc., something I'd wondered about.
I'm truly delighted ....the glaze is so very much nicer in person. Photos do not do it justice, alas! "
Gary Rith is a full-time studio potter and also an instructor of pottery at Cornell University's Pot Shop.
Gary started learning pottery in 1983. In 1985 he served as an apprentice to Dean White of Deansboro, NY and earned a bachelor's degree in art from Bennington College in 1987. He has been a full-time sculptor and potter since 1997. Gary started his business in New Hamspshire, where he was selected as a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in 2004 and in 2005 was named one of New Hampshire's Emerging Ceramics Artists. He moved to the Ithaca, NY area in 2006, near where he grew up, and is happily making pots and sculpture in a purple house on Fall Creek. Gary likes to laugh, and his first goal is to have fun making pots.
"he’s about as opposite as you can get to no-hope useless self-employed twits." John Bailey------
"Met Gary today... By the way, Gary is spectacular" Brodie
------"He's cuddly" Gary's cat........
From Quebec, Mags gets excited:
GUESS WHAT? My pots arrived! Oh my GOD! They are beautiful and you are soooooooooo sweet
another happy pig lover wrote:
Thank you so much for the prompt delivery...... I LOVE it!!! This day has been very stressful, and your package certainly brightened it. :-) (Sometimes all ya need is a couple of pigs!)
These will be favorites.
Thanks again, M.P.
When Mona opened up her box of pots she said:
I went all gooshy 'cause they're absolutely amazing! The pigs are gosh-darned cute, and the glaze-work is gorgeous! I can't keep my hands off them! Seriously! I keep finding excuses to walk by them .....
Lucia has something to say:
The vase is beautiful!! It's even more lovely than it looked in the photo. And the surprise, I laughed so loud at its cuteness that a co-worker came in and asked what was so funny. Thank you so much! I felt just like it was Christmas here in the office this morning, and I'm smiling. Wooooohooo!!! You're excellent.
The package made it in excellent condition! I absolutely loved them. I almost couldn't part with the pig mug, but I gave it to my coworker for her birthday who is in love with pigs.
and more happy customers say:
"Gary, my pots arrived! They're beautiful just as I expected
I just wanted to thank you ever so much...adorable." Maggie