Sunday, April 26, 2009

of hot rods and teapots! and bikinis....








(teapot in stages by Gary Rith)

I am NOT an outdoorsy person, no WAAY. I like the outdoors out there, and me in here when it is sunny and hot. Maybe I am photosensitive or maybe I am simply a pottery nerd, because I am the only person on earth today cleaning the bathroom, the catbox and working on pottery. A LOT of pottery.
If you love hot rods, and I do, then you know that a hot rod or street rod is an old car taken apart and reassembled, with additions and improvements, creating wild shapes and forms, a car that has never existed before and is a one of a kind.
I wanted to see if I could chop the middle out of a teapot and its spout and push it together and reattach the pieces, creating a long and wide oval shape.
Holy cats, it worked!!!!

9 comments:

Gordo said...

Coool!

Emily SIL said...

Can't wait to see it after it's glazed, fired and finished.

denis said...

experimenting is always a good thing.

Jay said...

That's very cool.

And Penelope Cruz in the blog header is pretty darn cool too.

Next month it will be time for the Crawdad Days here. That means classic car and hot rod show the last day! Fun times.

fiwa said...

Holy cow, I take a few days off and I come back to babes, babes, babes! Are you channeling Jay?? Just kidding.

I love the piggy teapot. :)

Lynda said...

Wow - can't wait to see the finished product on that teapot - you rock, Gary!

Di Mackey said...

By crikey it was nice to sit down for a while and catch up on you and your world :)

Baseball Mom said...

You really are so creative there Gary. :)

For the record I really am not an outdoorsy person either. (Couldn't tell with all the baseball games I attend .. LOL)

Sorry been a while since I stopped by.

TheColorTree said...

Cute trick! What did you do with the middle section?