Friday, April 10, 2009

so my beloved says to me:




Last night my beloved chocolate cupcake says to me:
"Why is there clay all over my hair dryer????"

You would think the answer to that is OBVIOUS.

You see below some of the things I was finishing yesterday. A teapot on a teapot, and a pair of Irish coffee cups with elephants on the base. I was making these at Cornell and a young woman from China was chatting with me and trying to figure out what the heck I was doing.
"You know, they're for coffee of tea. Or very specifically, Irish coffee."
Blank look on her face (she reads this blog regularly, as a matter of fact)
"Irish coffee is coffee and whiskey. Maybe a little cream."
Blank and puzzled look.
"The Irish like whiskey."
Recognition dawns.


(pottery by Gary Rith)

19 comments:

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

Gary the teapot w/teapot is SO CUTE!
I love it!

denis said...

don't you know you need to clean the hair dryer after claying it. i heard couples have gotten divorced over this exact issue...i heard it on jerry springer.

Jerry said...

The question is...does the spout on the little teapot pour correctly??? Inquiring minds want to know!

Anndi said...

I LOVE the header picture!!!

OK, now that THAT'S out of the way... did you say whiskey? *eyes cup of coffee*

jimgottuso said...

The Irish like whiskey? I think there's a post there all by itself... i like the little teapot on the big teapot.

red dirt mule said...

i'm with jim - i like the teapot with the big teapot! i've been known to brew up a pot of assam tea on more than one occasion. it's almost become a nightly ritual!!

did i hear the jingle jangle of PIGGIES ???? a few grunts and an oink or two ....????? is etsy going to have a pig invasion .....

i'm jumping up and down with excitement! this will be the best birthday YET !

xxx
rdm

Gordo said...

That teapot is great!

Might I suggest buying Maude a new hairdryer and you keeping the clay-coated one? :-)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Well, actually, maybe I need to let her keep the old one (ahem) and I get a new one. Business tax write off or something....

fiwa said...

Awww... I love the header picture. You look so proud. :)

And the teapot on the teapot is very cute!

Can I get your autograph Mr. Gore... that was a good one!

Farmer*swife said...

The teapot with the little teapot is absolutely adorable!!!

g said...

The header pictures just made me go "awwwwwww" when it came up on the screen. And those elephant buddy mugs would be great for Irish coffee. Who's got the whipped cream?

Baseball Mom said...

Guess I am a lil slow I am clueless why clay is on the dryer. :shrugs:

The teapot is cute!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I was using the hair dryer in le studio to dry some things and hadn't cleaned it properly :)

Lynda said...

The teapot teapot is too wonderful! And the engagement pic is perfect!!

Aleta said...

"little teapot" is absolutely adorable! I love it! (And my family LOVES Irish Coffee - oh yeah)

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kcinnova said...

I was all "awwwww" over the header pic, and then I saw that teapot with a teapot... in the words of Farmer*sWife, "SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!"

If whiskey is going in those coffee cups, maybe you should paint the elephants PINK

kcinnova said...

Those are my missing comments above. Didn't want to delete and run!