Wednesday, March 25, 2009

tis a busy afternoon

26 messages in one email box and 42 in the other? Lose the net for a couple of hours and it piles up.
So, just finished a few things, including the jar and mugs below. The jar on the left was going to have a huge cat hugging a dog, but it was too big and the jar ended up with the 3 pigs. The 2 mugs have a swirly thing going on in front, an experiment, and you can see the lower pic all the pieces that went into those finished pots.




Emily and Penny took over Buster's couch so he came into the studio with me to nap. The girls out on the couch, us boys back in the studio. I shoulda put on some baseball, grabbed some beers and corn chips for us.




I have been working on a glaze experiment and the dang thing keeps coming out olive drab, no matter what I do (remember MASH? Everything was olive drab). Not what I want, so I will try some other ingredients in that recipe. My pal Nancy wants these below to paint upon. She said "I LOVE OLIVE DRAB!!!! I WANT YOUR GLAZE TESTS!!!" Rock on Nancy.

10 comments:

Lynda said...

Gary, you should really find something for that kitty and dog to be on.. they are just TOO perfect!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

thanks--they will go onto a BIGGER cookie jar!!!!!!!!!!!!

kim said...

I think the glaze is very lovely. But I'm not a connisour of glazes.

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

GORGEOUS!!! These will be fabulous, and even better after I paint them! This is a perfect background color. I may have to keep one for myself, I really do olive green.

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

Gary, maybe there is something wrong to me, but those pots don't look olive in your pictures - they look like a lovely celadon! I actually really like that glaze. Julia

Wep said...

I just want to squeeze the itty bitty beagle!!!

ML said...

I'm sure glad Julia said that, because I was just about to remark that it sure did look like celadon to me, too! Olive drab is much darker, and much, er, um,drabber?

Jason, as himself said...

Sweet pets!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

tis not a celadon, its olive, believe me!

Farmer*swife said...

ooooh, I love the olive too! And, those mugs up top with the swirly design look cool! They also look large like my Texas sized coffee mug you made me! ;-D