One of the author’s favorite vendors at Midwest BunFest is Black Pug Pottery. Black Pug Pottery owners Rebecca and Sally create wonderful, unique stoneware pottery for pets and their people. The handcrafted stoneware items are high-fired and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Each item is individually created, and mugs, vases, food and treat dishes and other items can be custom-created according to your instructions; any saying or design can be created on Black Pug Pottery items, including business logos (these would make great employee incentive items).
Many of the Black Pug Pottery items featured at Midwest BunFest are, of course, related to house rabbits, but Sally and Rebecca also bring along items with sayings and designs relevant to dogs, cats and other pets, as well as items without a pet theme. You can see some of the various colors and models of pottery in the slideshow as well as on their website, and you may contact Black Pug Pottery via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas.
Some of the more hilarious mug sayings include:
- · ONE RABBIT SHORT OF BEING THE CRAZY BUNNY LADY
- · REAL DOGS DON’T FIT IN HANDBAGS
- · PLEASE NEUTER YOUR PETS (AND WEIRD RELATIVES)
- · CATS INVENTED YOGA
- · I HAVE A RABBIT HABIT
- · MY CAT IS BIGGER THAN YOUR DOG
- · CATS WERE ONCE WORSHIPPED AS GOD. CATS REMEMBER THIS
- · EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER WITH CAT HAIR
- · IF YOU DON’T TALK TO YOUR CAT ABOUT CATNIP, WHO WILL?
The creators of Black Pug Pottery also create the Pet Tombs line of pet memorial tombs for pet ashes. Fashioned after the mausoleums of New Orleans, these Pet Tombs are little works of art in themselves.
Check out the slideshow for some examples of the art of Black Pug Pottery, and then visit them live at Midwest BunFest or go to the Black Pug Pottery website and treat yourself to a lovely handcrafted mug or other custom stoneware creation.
Midwest BunFest is now in a new, larger venue at the Ramada Plaza, 4900 Sinclair Road in Columbus, Ohio. Admission is only $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years old, and children under 5 years of age are free! For complete event details, check out the Midwest BunFest website at www.midwestbunfest.org.