CLOSED: Giveaway Winners, Plus One More Chance!

Jennie Lorette Keatts' earrings go to Jean R.

Molly Murphy Adams' bracelet goes to Unmitigated M.

Molly Murphy Adams' earrings go to Jessie B.

The Teavana gift set goes to Ellie C.

Meredith Heywood's pottery goes to mamaraby

Congratulations and thanks to everyone for playing! Winners, please send your snail mail addresses to Mrs. G. so she can get them to the appropriate people.



Gary and his pup Penny at Longview, an Ithacare Community Center

Now, thanks to Gary Rith of Gary Rith Pottery we have one more 2012 giveaway!

Everybody here knows Gary, and Mrs. G. is lucky to have some of his cheeky, whimsical work. She has one of his teapots on her kitchen windowsill so she can enjoy it daily. Here's your chance to have some of Gary's work in your home.



The Missus, Gary and Mrs. G. during Mrs. G's Road Trip

Gary is offering one of his bowls to one of the many crazy cat ladies around here!

Spike and Penny

Gary describes it as a nice medium sized blue bowl with hand painted cats on it, about 7+ inches in diameter at the top and 4+ inches tall. I threw the bowl on the wheel then glazed inside blue and painted the cats (like my cat Spike!) outside and then covered it with clear glaze, fired to 2200 degrees. maybe the cutest cat bowl EVER! OK in microwave and dishwasher.

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. That's it. Comments will close December 29th at midnight and Mrs. G. will announce the winner on December 30th. Please be sure to leave your email so she can get in touch with you.



Gary's studio

If you would like to see more of Gary's work, you can check out his Etsy Shop. Gary also writes a wonderful blog and would love it if you friended him on his FB page.

Thanks Gary!


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Reader Comments (54)

Congrats all you Derfs!!!! I want a Gary cat bowl!!! :)

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky in Upstate NY

Gary's stuff is fantastic!! I have a mug of his that I lurv!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Snow

Congrats to all the winners!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter1Les

Congrats, all! Gary, that really is the cutest cat bowl ever!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraphrodite

Love Gary's pottery. If I don't win, I may just have to break down and buy one on my own.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

That bowl might be the cutest cat bowl ever.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I'm in!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersuburbancorrespondent

Love his pottery. Love it. It has evolved into my go to gift for wedding presents!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternavhelowife

Oh my word I love that!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertracy@sellabitmum

Congrats to all the winners! And please count me in--I "heart" Gary's pottery--and really enjoy his comments here!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarty

Ohhh I love that bowl!!!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

Hey, I have a beagle and grey tiger too! ;) OH, wait.....why thank you!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary Rith!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeredith@whynot

Giveaways are so much fun! Thanks for making it all possible...

Happy Holidays, etc. to everyone and good luck (sort of.) i do really want to win, after all.


December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne F.

Wow, that's a really nice bowl!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArli

This would be so much fun to win – fingers and toes crossed!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

Me! Me!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaro

Congrats all you winners! Our new home is blue blue blue everywhere you turn, so I'm thinking this bowl might fit in quite nicely.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDATdeborah

Great bowl Gary!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Jane

I love Gary's stuff too. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas Mrs. G., and have a very happy New Year!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKay

So cute! After losing both a cat and dog this fall (ages 16 and 13, respectively), we got a new kitten to annoy our lonely 15 year-old cat. She has yet to completely approve of the situation, but she's warming to it. Maybe this bowl will be the uniting factor!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

LOVE LOVE LOVE Gary's pottery! Currently on the counter waiting to be washed is a cat mug and a snake mug (special request purchase several years ago that continues to make SnakeMaster happy to this very day) -- and an adorable bunny bowl that holds our hot cocoa packets stays on the counter all winter long (it holds jelly beans for Easter).
If I win this sweet cat bowl, I will gift it to my sister, who shares her home with many cats and a couple of special needs doggies, too. It would go so very nicely with the shirt I got for her: "Oops, I just adopted another cat!"

Thanks, Gary and Mrs. G. for the giveaway!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren (formerly kcinnova)

I love reading this blog and especially all the comments. We are cat people too!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

Pick me!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

btw, as an intro for derfs unite I think I am gonna say this, which explains one of the pics here
"Trying not to be the pesty little brother, but I sincerely enjoy hanging around the group with its great support and friendship. I am a full-time artist in Ithaca, NY, part-time house husband and pet pamperer too. My little beagle Penny is amazingly sweet and we have been trained by Cornell Companions through the vet school to be a therapy dog, and we visit senior citizens and soon will train for hospice care as well."

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary Rith

Holy Cats! :)

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGretel

Congratulations to all the winners....and the cat bowl!!! MEOW!!!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessie - a different one

Hi Gary! we made your triple chocolate cookies (finally!) and wow, they're good. I've got a speckly beagle too, but my tabby is more silver than yours.

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVivianne

my crazy cat lady daughter would totally love this & no I'm not insulting her, that's how she refers to herself as well :)

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterms_teacher

I love Gary's work! So cute. And I think Spike is the coolest cat!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisawinks

Congratulations to all winners! Love your blog and your work Gary!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlizzie

Here kitty kitty!!! Love the bowl!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniH

I'm not entering the contest as that would feel selfish after winning Molly's lovely earrings, but holy cats Gary! These are lovely as ever!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

I agree, cutest cat bowl ever. nice work Gary.

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngAk

Love Gary's work. These bowls are perfect.

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKellyK

Beautiful work. My daughter has been taking ceramics in school and made a cup for her dad for Christmas. She had some issues with the paint chipping and was disappointed, but i think she did an amazing job on the design. Gary does amazing work and i greatly admire him. For his work and his obvious love for his wife.

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Oh please, oh please, oh please.... keeping my fingers (and my toes) solidly crossed!

December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy in Walla Walla

Love Gary and Gary's work!

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpatricia

How cool to have one's own Rith Bowl! Count me in, please!

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne K.

So cute! Count me in for the drawing.

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin H

Gary's pottery rocks!

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia from Idiot's Kitchen

Would SO love a Gary bowl.

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb Cooper

How nice of you Gary! I take myself out of the running but have two of your wonderfully whimsical pieces and they always make me smile! Happy New Year to Derfs near and far! May 2013 bring peace and blessings to all.

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbramble

I love Gary's work and have purchased a number of items already.

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermartha.30004

I love Gary's stuff. I have a bowl already, so is it greedy to want another?

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermomwhoknits

It's adorable!

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I need a tiny cat to go in that bowl!

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Mongoose

Oh my gosh, I really need that bowl. So nice of Gary!

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen


December 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrudy

Love all pottery, but especially high quality pieces like Gary's. I would love an original Gary piece in my collection. Happy New Year!

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny in NC

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