Thursday, January 8, 2009
2009: year of the polka dot????
(freshly made, unfired pots by Gary Rith)
I have put polka dots on pot for several years, but was sitting there at breakfast yesterday with the banana bread smeared with mixed berry jam and French roast coffee stoking my inner boiler, and a new idea for polka dots popped into my wee little head, so I am trying it out. What you see here is the undercoat, I am not sure how they will look when glazed, but I am hoping they look awesome! Also, of course, I am fiddling around with shapes, and wanted to make a couple of squared off and ripply mugs, which you see here, and I also wanted to make a pitcher where I didn't trim the bottom at all, just threw it and wiped its bottom with a sponge (!!!!!!!!!!!!! potters will know what I mean!)
My pal Heather in Utah has her birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, and as we all know, her beloved turtle Newt passed away, so as you can see I am making her a wee little mug with a turtle swimming around inside.....
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 7:24 AM