Tuesday, September 29, 2009

brushwork, a whole new DIRECTION





(painted cups by Gay Rith)
SO as I have said lately, my doodles have moved onto pots for the first time (other than simple drawings on the bottom). This is new for me and an experiment that is working very well. I brush special pigments onto the raw clay and later glaze the inside of the piece dark glaze, clear glaze on the outside over the picture. I know, I try all kinds of pottery methods, its so much fun.
Example number one here is at the request of one of my numerous pals from high school, Sasha. Her husband makes the capuccino every morning but they needed cups JUST THE RIGHT SIZE (no problemo) to fit into the machine, and I noticed on FB their cat Nina and dog Frye. Mmmm, looks good I think.....

19 comments:

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

I want some!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

These are just the cutest cap mugs EVER!!!

Aunt Jackie said...

Lovely designs on these!! Haven't been by in a while, sorry. Everything's been kickin my butt.

Pauline said...

Wow those doodle cups are awesome, love em!!!

Maggie said...

I was waiting to see how those doodled ones turned out. They're pretty nifty! And definitely Garyish. =)

Michael Kline said...

Excellent!

kate et jim said...

I. LOVE. THESE. CUPS!!!

These are beautiful, Gary! The white and the blue blend beautifully! The drawings are spectacular!

Good boy. Sit. Stay.

nickandmiri said...

Those are totally kick ass! :-) Your clay body works really nicely with that clear glaze too. Nice and warm.

ang said...

hey nice bit of loose brushwork, cool....

Ron said...

Nice touch Gary.

Reverend Awesome said...

Very nice! Cute, fun and strangely classy.

Becky Jo said...

As if the piggies and cows could ever be topped... you go drawing cuter stuff. You never cease to amaze. :)

Chelle said...

Wow! Those doodles are awesome. How about penguins, cows, piggies, frogs, and owls too? Betcha they'd do well on Etsy.

Lynda said...

Those are just amazing! I love them!

Lynda said...

Those are just amazing! I love them!

Patricia Griffin said...

Love 'em!!!

jeannette stgermain said...

The doodles are so cute (why didn't you think of it earlier?!) - I like the cat the best...I think.

Farmer*swife said...

These are AWESOME!! Love, love, love it!

Stacey B said...

These are wonderful..you should definitely keep doing these!!