Wednesday, September 23, 2009
more le art trail pics AND Bear....
OK, so as I say below, I was asked to provide FALL studio shots for somebody's advertisment. I snuck into the neighbor's yard and got a shot of our house using their maple to frame it. It got summy out and I tried again. Don't know if these are better than the pics in the post below. Whatevs!
As my heros Charles Schultz and Beatrix Potter did everyday, I doodle. I doodle Bear, Pig, Cat and many others, esp pigs, but in the last week I have been really excited about Bear and his teaparty and have been filling a lot of pages of him using one of my teapots.
I decided to try to get Bear onto some pots. Not sculpted, per usual, but drawn and with clear glaze over the top. I have no idea how to do this, but I have a bunch of test tiles fireing in the kiln that will help me figure out color possibilities, but this mug is the first try to put Bear onto a pot. Using my pots (drawn too). I am a potter first of all, and love the idea of characters using pots. The inside of this mug will have blue glaze, then outside this drawing, which is not yet colored.....
(Bear having tea mug by Gary Rith)
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 11:53 AM