Saturday, February 28, 2009
today at the pot shop....
(pots by Gary Rith and Rafiki dog)
My pal in California Cheri has a daughter with a rather wonderful dog named Rafiki. Am I blowing any surprises if I post to the world that Cheri ordered a Rafiki cookie jar? He is very handsome, and I am pleased to make a Rafiki cookie jar. I had to add the extra little doggies to the sides for that modern decorative look. I use brown clay at the Cornell Pot Shop, and threw these before class and they dried while I taught and then I could finish them after class. A student asked when I am going to teach making little animales, but I said "I have my secrets". But then I ruined it by telling her some of my secrets.
Norah, seen below, is interesting. Norah got her degree as an engineer then started the doctorate degree in chemistry and has become a potter along the way and now runs the kilns for the studio, plus other stuff. I am not smart and all I can do is make little pots. Norah has perfect SAT scores, advanced degrees in difficult subjects and makes kick a$$ pots, but the really mind blowing thing is that she is ALWAYS cheerful and friendly. Some people can do it all, right?
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 8:38 PM