Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The first About a Bug giveaway

Are you excited?! A real giveaway. And this one is very personal since it's a collection of the majority of pottery I threw or built in the 5 years I took pottery classes. It's too much for me and some of it is down right hideous, if you ask me. But one man's junk is another's treasure. I hate to throw it in the dump, but that's probably where it's headed. Almost all of it is fired in cooking safe glazes. I believe only the raku (all the cracked metallic stuff) is not food safe. My pottery teacher said we could bake with it, I believe. For sure you could drink or eat off it and put it in the dishwasher. I am not asking for a penny, unless someone wants so much shipped it costs me money. Then I'll ask for shipping. I can't go broke for my creative genius. I know what my husband will say. "You have to stop giving your stuff away. Charge for it. At least $5, I beg you." Drumroll please...


All right, now and then this silly program won't load the pictures right. So crink your head to the right and proceed on please. This is the entire group on it's side. All right, I had them in rows. Starting with the back left: 1 porcelian goblet, 5 brown goblets, and 1 covered bowl. The 2 in between the last 2 rows: 2 raku'ed string pots Second to last row: 1 horn, 1 unglazed bowl, 1 green pot, 7 plates, and 1 covered bowl with a flower for a lid. Back middle row: 1 raku bowl-little to no cracking, 1 raku coil pot, 1 piece made of 3 connected pots, 1 cracked raku bowl, 1 sm purple bowl with flower etching, 1 creamer pitcher, and 1 vase shaped like a horseshoe. Front middle row: 1 vase, 1 raku bowl, 1 small heart shaped bowl, 1 slab pot, 1 diamond shaped slab pot with lid, 1 small bowl or cup without handle, and 1 vase. Second to front row: 1 raku bowl, 1 plate, and 4 cups. Front row: 1 egg in 2 pieces, 1 slab pot vase, 1 very cracked raku pot, 1 shallow blue bowl, 1 shallow black bowl, and a sugar bowl with lid. 46 pieces in total.

Another refusing to load right side up. Anyway, here's the first closeup...

2nd...awww, right side up...

3rd...

and finally 4th. And no, my pottery horn does not make a single noise unless you make it.

Here's 2 more I forgot to photograph with the rest. A "sculpture" I had to make for a 3-D design class. The teacher made us make the craziest, most impractical stuff. I worked so hard on it I hate to toss it. And 1 pottery bowl.

Oh for the love of Pete. They keep coming. The stinky part about pottery class was we had a list of stuff we HAD to make and FIRE and GLAZE, whether it was good or not. This is why I have so much stuff. Sigh. So finally another 2 I forgot about...very small vases. You can get 1 flower stem down them (Teehee moment: When I left tonight my Dad wanted to know if I was taking my candlestick holders. Oops, well, if it works for you be my guest!) So if you are interested, be sure to let me know soon by email or comments, because these limited edition About a Bug pottery pieces are destined to leave soon, one way or another.

These 2 are not part of the giveaway, just 2 of the best pieces I managed to make over the 5 years I took pottery.

So if it wasn't obvious enough, Matthew and I went through all the 8 large rubbermaid storage tubs in the basement of my parents house. I had used them as storage for long enough. At least in the basement. Now we aren't going to talk about my timewarp of a room. It's too scary to tackle. Maybe I should let my Dad scoop and toss...No! Scratch that, he'll toss good stuff. My Grandmother Stella's doll is still up there. Anyway, we were gone most of the day. When we pulled in the driveway we were greeted by this. (At least the electric company had stopped earlier in the day and asked. I should have asked for a discount on my next bill for parking services, darn.) It caused great excitement for Matthew.

A plant preview and...

...a Matthew preview. I got some cute pics the other day, but I'll save them for next time. This is the About a Bug giveaway day and I really hope to unload some pottery!

6 comments:

Auntie said...

Please reserve two items for me: the small straight raku bowl (pinkish interior) to the far left, immediately behind the blue bud vase. Also, the handle-less mug that is behind the 4 matching cups with handles, and has the same glaze. I have an offer to make--either $10 for the 2, OR a trip to Red Star Pottery in KC for a couple of hours playing with clay and the wheel--just for the fun of having your hands in the clay again. (Sun afternoons, 2-4 pm)

dwindlingdreams79 said...

awwwwww....memories:) seeing all ur pottery brought back lots of memories of art class! I dont really know what happened to all my pottery but I know they were some fun years in school:) I hope you don't throw any of them away and that they find good homes. Matthew is getting to be a big boy and everytime I look at a picture of him I can't help but to stop and think about how he has his mama's eyes!!!

Auntie said...

I got so excited over the pottery that I forgot to say that I hope you two climbed all over that cool equipment! What fun!

The author said...

Sold! I'll take the clay experience probably. Matthew took it upon himself to climb on it! I shooed him off the truck quickly. Too much fun stuff.

Yes, I do think Matthew has my eyes. He probably has more beautiful eyes then me though.

Angela said...

Yes, I want MORE pottery (the two pieces are not enough). I just need to find the time to look at the photos or come out and take what I want. I'll call you!!!

nasuzyq said...

All boys LOVE trucks & machines. And in his own yard too...SWEET! Your talents in art go on and on. Bet you got an "A" too...hope so with all your work + creativity.