Friday, October 30, 2009

getting the a$$less chaps.....


....onto a pot. That was my question: how do you get a$$less chaps onto a pot? So I began doodling this little cowboy. He will get a pink neckerchief and other colors later.
Chapter number, what, 6? Blogging for dummies: use a$$less chaps as much as possible.

My pal in the Carolinas Jen Mecca is really into making boxes, altered forms on the wheel. That meant nothing to me either, although I love making jars and sugar bowls which are similar, but I got one of her boxes and have been thinking, and yesterday made 2 boxes to finish.
SO, as you see below, I threw an enclosed shape, squared it while soft, and then today, half dry, carved out ridges and arched feet, cut the thing apart to create a lid, flanged the lid inside and made the elephant. It looks HOLY CATS awesome. It took me so long to fiddle with it and finish, my mental cash register is like KACHING! This sucker is gonna be expensive...the second will be different looking I think.
And look all the way down, I got a pirate Snoopy shirt! (I was inspired for that after I saw Becky Jo's niece with a Snoopy shirt, but I had to get a BADAZZ one....


13 comments:

Jen Mecca said...

Looks great Gary! Yah...you need to charge alot for those suckers..takes forever. No production there but if you like to torment yourself, which I do, make a ton of them! Potters love to buy other potters boxes.
Animals are awesome on boxes by the way...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

"Chapter number, what, 6? Blogging for dummies: use a$$less chaps as much as possible."

That might be the same advice for landing a date with Adam Lambert.

:-D

I already know that I'm going to hell.

Ron said...

Nice boxes dude. Just had breakfast w. Jen and some other awesome potters. Love the tee.

Becky Jo said...

OH F.U.N.! Not just the boxes, but that is one friggin' cool Snoopy pirate shirt. The Gabster has unwaivering style. :)

Chelle said...

Header pic of you in the car with Penny: priceless!

Okay, so I LOVE the little cowboy on the mug. You're going to draw him from the backside (so we can see his a$$less chapped backside moon!) on the back of the mug, right?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

lets just say that the backside of the mug shall remain secret....

Reverend Awesome said...

Don't wear assless chaps to church.

cookingwithgas said...

sweet box going on there Gary- and those chaps- you need some models- any one up for it?

Stacey B said...

Damn, my blog is totally a$$less chaps free....maybe that's what my problem is!

jeannette stgermain said...

Like your pirate/snoopy shirt! As well as that cute elephant on your pot.

marystarosta said...

PRICELESS cowboy in butt chaps! Love it! They would sell out the door here in COLORADO Grin!

Lynda said...

A$$less chaps mugs??? You so ROCK! I love Snoopy - he's my very fav.

Lynda said...

A$$less chaps mugs??? You so ROCK! I love Snoopy - he's my very fav.