Wednesday, March 4, 2009

LOOPY!



(pieces and finished pots, before and after, by Gary Rith)

SO, I really like making hoops and loops out of clay to use as handles, on teacups, on mugs, as a knob atop a lid, and big ones for a teapot handle, either on the side or over the top. Like the examples I just made here.
Watch the video below, I'll show how I make them, talking you through the whole thing....

10 comments:

Jerry said...

Excellent! Love the the fact that one ring can be the handle and spout for the teapot.

Question: How comfy in the hand are the full ring handles on the mugs? (And I do realize that this is kind of an irrelevant question since it's such a personal thing, but I'd thought I'd throw it out there anyway.)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Totally flippin' awesome!!!

Thank you for the wonderful videography Missus Potter!!!

It is so coolio to see you work!!!

Enough with the exclamation points. Sorry. But I feel three exclamation point's worth of excited.

!!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Jerry, as a matter of fact, those oare only the second ring handles I have made for a teacup, the first are in the kiln, fired and cooling today! But if you have seen f!estaware, that is what THEY did with teacup handles, actually....

Lynda said...

Wow - one of my coworkers just watched you do this with me! Thanks to Missus P for the fine video work :-)

Janet said...

You're a natural on camera :-)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Oh! thanks, I talk about how I like certain ideas and how they connect, but then you try to make it clear somehow with a before and after

kcinnova said...

LOOPY! cracked me up as a title.
It's an old in-joke with some old friends from high school days. I'll have to point them to your post for a giggle (and to watch you make pots, of course).

jimgottuso said...

gary... i like the play of the geometric handles on the more organic cups and teapot shapes.

Farmer*swife said...

I 'tink I saw a BUNNY! I did I did! I did see a little bunny! On the handle of a mug! :-D

Kyle Kunnecke said...

thanks for that demo - super cool... can't wait to try it out next time I'm at the wheel in class... people will wonder what I'm doing... I'll have to give you all the credit for showing it though... great idea :)