Saturday, August 22, 2009

its not the size that matters, its how you use it






(pottery by Gary Rith)
This spiffy large green vase came out of the kiln yesterday, A+. Every time a potter makes and fires something, a million things can go horribly wrong, and then if it comes out perfectly, you still might drop it. I did not drop this pot. Here it is amongst its blue friends.
Bottom pic, I wanted to take a ridgey-squared teaset and turn it diagonal and OH my it turned out nicely :) What a fine day Friday was....

9 comments:

soubriquet said...

At first, this worried me deeply, . My poor car shuddered at the possibilities. Gary Rith is spearheading the introduction of the square wheel.

However, I am placing myself in a position in which to take advantage of the situation, and have founded "The Soubriquet Patent Square Spoon Company".
We will expect to have all of your company's orders accompanied by our company's square teaspoons, and alongside them, their own companions, square coffee spoons. It is no co-incidence that the natural habit of sugar crystals displays 90 degree corners, nor that the said crystals enjoy aggregating into cubes.
Soubriquet Training Enterprise, Inc. will be running courses on square-stirring, or supply a robot with square, jerky motions, for the use of the dexterally inhibited (the sinistrally active may apply also).
Our research centres have pointed out that the shape at the base of the pot will induce counter-rotating eddy currents, which may require the application of separate, smaller, anticlockwise square-spoons. Analysis is continuing.

denis said...

that vase is huge! it must weight a ton. it also looks very expensive.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

haHA! How does Gary make a round ridgey pot square?????
He must have some kind of awesome magical mojo....

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

does NOT weigh a ton....

Becky Jo said...

That's one for you, Gary. 49 to go! :)

Oh, and keep track of your fifty, so you can put them up on the page when it gets created. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

My Mr. Potter, what a big vase you have.

The tea set rocks! Wow!

Also? I want you Led Zeppelin shirt.

That is all. For now.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the big/tall vases. I would have to search high and low for some really tall flowers. Well, maybe not searching low would help. :)
I am glad Friday rocked.

Pauline said...

The square ridgey teaset is my favorite! Very clever indeed.

The iTod said...

whoever told you size does not matter may have mislead... or so i am told.