Thursday, July 30, 2009

Week 13, Day 91, July 30, 2009 "Gary Rith at the Cornell Pot Shop" Winner of Week 13 Online Viewer Poll

I was very honored to be invited by The Gary Rith of the Gary Rith Pottery Blog to the Cornell Pot Shop. Gary demonstrated many aspects of his work. He made a pitcher, glazed some cups and piggy banks, loaded the kiln, and assembled a tea pot.

I'm amazed at all of the details, and all the techniques that he uses in his work. It seems that many forms of art require both the technical skills to complete the tasks as well as the artist touch for the beauty, and appeal. Gary processes these features with an incredible ability to teach others, and an excellent sense of hospitality and humor.

Thank you Gary for allowing me to photograph, watch, and listen, and learn more about the tip of the iceberg of your craft.

Lessons Learned:
  • Many of today's lesson dealt with the seeing similarities between different art forms. To do it well, there is a depth that seems to come from both a vision, an ability, and a lot of work and experience in learning the craft.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/100 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 800, Focal Length 19 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 31mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held.

This photo was the winner of the online viewer poll for week 13.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Holy cats, what a coincidence! I just posted on YOU. And will post more tomorrow---Thanks for everything Steve, I really appreciate it.

Elizabeth Gilje said...

Thanks for your tips! I definitely appreciate it!

What a cool visit to Gary Rith's studio. I used to think pottery looked so easy until I took a class in college. I have such an immense respect for the art now.