Monday, February 23, 2009

Almost Famous!

















(teapot by Gary Rith)
You could say 'wow Gary crumb-bum day, eh?' but hey, there are upsides on this sickie day:
a) kiln parts arrived, see if I can fix the darn thing Tuesday
b) it probably won't snow forever, and 5 degrees outside is warmer than zero
c) we live in a time when you can buy ibuprofen, and take it anytime you want
AND
d) I am a doggone winner! I won a spot in the teapot show I have told you about, at Chiaroscuro Gallery in Chicago. This is a BIG FORKING deal, and the third time I have entered. This rather cool red doggy teapot is the winner, I am sooooooooo excited!

18 comments:

denis said...

congrats! the third time was the charm. this is worth celebrating my friend. i'm very very happy for you.

does this mean you will be increasing your prices?

Stacey said...

congrats Gary! that is fantastic!

cookingwithgas said...

that is barking wonderful!
Good dogs do have their day!

Jeannette St.G. said...

your teapot looks very unusual and cute - so keep our fingers crossed for the teapot contest - and YAY, the parts are in!!!

Linda Starr said...

congrats, a great teapot and you deserve it.

ML said...

I'm am sooo thrilled over the news of your teapot, especially since, I'd spent a good bit of time just loving it with my eyeballs! It's wonderful, Gary! Congratulations!!!! Believe I've used up my quota of exclamatiion marks for the day, so now I'll shut up.

Alex Solla said...

What sort of red glaze are you using? It really looks rich and saturated! Care to share a recipe?

fiwa said...

That's wonderful news! I love the shape of the teapot - and the glaze is really beautiful.

Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations, Gary! And get well, better sooner than later! As you said, it just won't snow forever! :-)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

care to share a glaze recipe with a potter who lives nearby?????????????? It would cost ya buddy.......like, maybe a beer truck parked on my front lawn for the next 5 years?

Farmer*swife said...

AWESOME! I've been wondering about that contest! YAY!!!!!

J said...

Fantastic! Congrats, man.

Jerry said...

Congrats on the teapot show! You forking rock.

Jessica said...

Yay! Conrats! :D

Gordo said...

That's forking excellent, Gary! I was just wondering about that show. :-)

Hilary said...

Woohoo.. very cool. Congrats! And I hope you feel better soon. :)

Lynda said...

Gary, this is my VERY favorite teapot of yours I have seen... can I be a judge?? You'd win!

kcinnova said...

WHOOOT! Congratulations!!!!


And, way to be positive there with the other 3 bits of happiness. :)