Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ming and me



(vase by Gary Rith and a Ming vase)
I was in the mood to make a 'gourd vase' which is sort of a double bubble bottle shape. I had, as it turns out, a lousy piece of clay---I am finishing the last of a bad batch--so it was more tricky to make than it should have been, but of course, now I need to make more!

11 comments:

Prohomemaker.Com said...

I love when you do the big vases and pitchers. :-)

Gordo said...

What makes a load of clay a "bad batch"?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

soft and chunky!
I had used a certain clay for 15 years and started using clay available here and it is SO GOOD I can make enormous pots and all...dang, i have been using shirty clay for 15 years????????
I am almost done with the old stuff.

denis said...

i guess that proves not all clay are created equal. does it make you feel like you've wasted the last 15 years as a potter?

Tricia said...

Can't wait to see the final product, and I love the bunny mugs in your header.

Kimberly said...

Its a straight vase.

red dirt mule said...

i love how you 'mix it up' - different designs, groovy waves, mingy vases, and the zoo of course (heh) - i feel quite at home here.

still LOVED the anarchist header. but your mugs are sweeeet! Put on a warm sweater and cozy up to the fire with ms. M - that's what i'd do if my weather looked like yours!

xxx
rdm

ps. thanks for the links - loved reading the story. and ohhh myyy - bathtub pix !!!!! i swoon. sigh.

g said...

Ooh, what will you paint it like?

jimgottuso said...

wow! talk about aiming high... can't wait to see what happens, not sure where you found that blue and white pic but that's one dreamy pot.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

that is a dreamy pot--worth more than my house I bet!!!!!!!!!!!

Aunt Jackie said...

Your work is so beautiful!

Great pics!