Friday, January 9, 2009
I <3 you
(pots by Gary Rith)
So, the finished cup and teapot up there? When I make a ducky pitcher I use an upside down handle, because you know, it looks a little like a duck's a$$. But it got me thinking, and so I wanted to see how it would look on a mug, and I liked it so much I put an upside down handle on this piggy teapot. I think the piggy here is a bit too big and may replace him today with a smaller one, and YES, that is another polka dot experiment in progress....
So, my pal Farmer's wife keeps pestering me---"can't you try to make a heart shaped mug?" which I was puzzling over, and inevitably a fairly simple solution is best and I figured out how I wanted to try it and so I whacked this rounded mug in a couple of spots and it became a heart, then I thought a straight sided mug would look even better and so there you go. Now I gotta make dozens of them and glaze them red because all the fellas are gonna need them for their ladies.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 5:45 AM