This and That: David Gilhooly and Harry Potter

by Caleb Bell March 7, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Chocolate frogs

A brown cake, on top of which sit brown frogs.

David Gilhooly (1943–2013), “Chocolate Frog Cake,” 2008, glazed ceramic, 6 x 8.75 x 8.75 in.

A pan containting with brown, chocolate-looking frogs.

David Gilhooly (1943–2013), “Saucepan with Chocolate Frogs,” 1987, glazed ceramic, 6 x 15 x 9 in.

An animated frog that is brown, sitting on a pentagon-shaped box.

Chocolate frog from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001)


No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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