Wednesday, February 13, 2013

White Rabbit

There's no way I could wait till the first day of March to show you my rabbit. I thought about adding some color to him but in the end I decided to keep him white, the natural color of the clay. He has a clear satin glaze to give him a little shine. He was made by pinching clay and is six inches tall and four inches wide. He's plump and a bit serious looking because he has a couple of secrets. He hides coins and if you say White Rabbit on the first day of the month he'll bring you good luck.

If only I can figure out a stopper to fit in the bottom. When I made him Michele of Meesh's Pottery advised me to make the opening on the bottom recessed. But he was already made and I didn't want to risk breaking his ears off so I left him alone. Michele makes awesome piggy banks

I tried a cork but the one I tried was too large and I promptly broke it in half. The opening is one inch. A quarter will easily fit through the slot and out the bottom. Perhaps I can find a rubber or wood stopper which will fit. I see this company has rubber, plastic, pvc, composition, and cork stoppers in all different sizes. Anyway he's happy to be here with or without a stopper till I have time to find one that fits. This post is part of Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


13 comments:

  1. Hello Linda:
    White rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit.....now we shall have luck all year!!!

    He is adorable, with or without stopper. And so tactile, we wish to give him a hug but, sadly, our love will have to remain virtual.

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  2. Take him to the hardware store with you, they usually have loose corks and stoppers in the little parts drawers near the nuts and bolts.You might have to saw one off to get it flush but a good shake and the coins will knock it out.

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  3. Great White Rabbit! But he needs his friends and relations.

    I rarely use corks now. I use the red rubber stoppers. I bought the assortment bag from Bailey (www.baileypottery.com). Handy because I can figure out the sizes I need when I make prototypes. I like the looks of the white stoppers.

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  4. He does look sweet and huggable.

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  5. thanks for the piggy bank plug (sorry, couldn't resist!) Ha ha.

    He is perfect in the clear glaze. You should make more of these!
    I was going to suggest exactly what Dennis said about going to the hardware store with him/her. I bet a flat rubber stopper will work.
    I just found a new piggy bank cork supplier and they are right here in NC. I use #16 natural corks and if I buy 100 they are just under .45 ea. The company called Carolina Biological Supply. http://www.carolina.com/

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  6. I absolutely adore your rabbit...and white is the right color. A stopper can become a stand for him/her...and I would go for the rubber probably...maybe the white. But you will have such fun surprising the hardware guys with your need, wish I could see their faces light up with rabbit.

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  7. Oh, he's perfectly awesome, that White Rabbit!

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  8. he, is it a he? Is pretty spiffy! and I hope he will hold some good luck for someone.

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  9. Now you have me thinking of Grace Slick...

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  10. Hi Jane and Lance, thanks, I hope we all have good luck all year, I think this little rabbit can do it.

    Hi Dennis, thanks, oh you always have the practical advice that works, thanks so much.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, oh yes, he does need his friends and relatives to keep him company, hopefully this rabbit will multiply.

    Hi Lori, thanks, he is fun to hold with his pinched body.

    Hi Michele, thanks, plug away, Ha. I'll make a trip to the hardware store to see what I can find.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, yes I am sure hardware folks get their share of strange requests, hope this rabbit makes their day.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I am so glad he stayed together as he is rather thickly made but that makes him more stable when he is standing up.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, for some reason I thought of him as a male, but maybe a female with multiply. Ha.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, yes he is quite loveable isn't he. He is quite proud of himself.

    Hi Mary, thanks, oh yes the white rabbit has many talents. Ha.

    Hi Melissa, thanks, he is just plain cute isn't he.

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  11. You have so many ideas and such great follow through...

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