Sunday, July 31, 2011

White Fang And Wanderin' Tom

White Fang Goes Formal

Wanderin' Tom, the original "Party Animal"

Tom's a bad influence on Rascal.
Tom is bigger than he looks. Rascal is a 25# cat!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Been A Long Hot Summer Without A Drop Of Rain

Work In Progress:

The Greenman for 2011.

Every summer I make a Greenman jug to celebrate the season. It is usually covered in leaves with a cool green glaze. This summer is a bit different. Daily temperatures have been in excess of 100 for 30 straight days without any rain or any sign that it will cool down in the forseeable future. The garden is dying despite my best efforts to shade and protect plants from the relentless sun. This years Greenman is parched and begging for rain. Those clouds over his head don't look promising.
 He is made form clay that I dug on the Red River here in Southern Oklahoma and will fire a reddish brown.

Last Years  Greenman

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Well, Hello Dali

Work in progress:
This is only the second caricature of a real person that I have attempted.

Salvador Dali had a lot of character in his face and I have been exploring different shapes and structures for my face jugs recently. Dali was an eccentric and a shameless self promoter. If he had chosen pottery instead of painting I'm positive he would have made face jugs and sold them on eBay.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Toad Licker's Liquor

Work in progress:
Where would a "Toad Licker' likely leave his liquor?
 Locked in his liquor locker inside his "Toad Licker" liquor jug.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Party Animals

Works In Progress:
Here are some Face Jugs that I am working on.
I wanted to do a series of animals and was having a hard time incorporating the spouts of the jugs.
I decided to camouflage the spouts as hats. The hats turned into party hats.
I think the 108 degree heat has driven me mad!

One Eyed Tom Cat . The original
 "Party Animal".

Watch Dog.
He's really a mellow pooch but when he has one-too-many cocktails he cops an attitude.
Or maybe the stupid hat just  pisses him off.