Artsy Fartsy Tuesday – L.G. Barnes

Artsy Fartsy Tuesday – L.G. Barnes

We have an awesome artist today for Artsy Fartsy. L.G.Barnes does pottery work. It’s been said many times here we love ceramics. Mom is just drawn to ceramics every time we go to an art show, or store that carries pottery. 
Mom contacted L.G. about featuring him for Artsy Fartsy. Of course he said yes, and then the best part….he offered to make me a personalized bowl so we could show the process. How cool is that?
Here is the first picture of the bowl after it’s been thrown, and he is getting ready to put my name on it. 
Artsy fartsy Tuesday - L.G. Barnes
Artsy fartsy Tuesday - L.G. Barnes
 Here is the bowl right side up, and with my name applied. Then the clay has to dry. 
Artsy fartsy Tuesday - L.G. Barnes
 The next step is to apply the glaze, or coloring. Mom chose this nice reddish brown color. Here is the link to the page were all the colors and styles can be chosen. We really like the options for size and color. lgpotter.com. 
Be sure to check out all the other work L.G. has on his website. There are some fantastic teapots, and other cool pottery. 
 Artsy fartsy Tuesday - L.G. Barnes
 This is the finished bowl. We love it!! Mom is very pleased with the design and color.
http://www.lgpotter.com/personalized-pet-bowls.html
There is also a blog post that L.G. did showing the making of a pet bowl in more detail. Be sure to check out the website and see all the cool things there. And maybe you can order a personalized pet bowl of your very own. 

Comments

Artsy Fartsy Tuesday – L.G. Barnes — 22 Comments

  1. Nice, I like it. We just heard something about pottery and that it is so hard to make square items. Now that we think about it, most pottery is round. Enjoy your bowl :)

  2. Oh this is great! On my way to the website right now for when I ever get money again! lol. Saw Taryn’s comment and I think the “dropping” problem was solved by that handy “built in” hole on the side of the bowl which looks like it could be lifted by using that?
    This is just GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. awesome pottery bowl!farewell to thee my furry friends. Hopefully we will see you at Bridger………..Aunt Mary

  4. Pretty! Sadly, I’ve learned the hard way that I’m way too klutzy for pottery or ceramic bowls for the dog. Have tried a few times, and they always end up broken. I hand-painted the cutest (if I do say so myself) Snoopy bowl for our beagle… and then I dropped it a few months after making it. Sigh. We’re stuck with boring stainless steel. :(

  5. Oooooo! The finished bowl is DARLING! Like Jackie, we stick with stainless for food. The water is ceramic, but maybe with our next dogs (doesn’t that just sound horrid?) we’ll order some pretty food bowls.

  6. Saw the photo you posted on Facebook and just had to know more. That is one gorgeous dog dish!! Love seeing the process and now am heading to see more of L.G.’s work.