Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: stamped, textures, tiles

And since today we’re looking at textured tiles, let’s go one step further and look at some tiled installation pieces! More tiles means more fun, right?!

Categories: stamped, textures, tiles

For today’s Facebook Challenge, I’m focusing on Tile Thursday. Small, soda-fired textured tiles assembled into what I like to call my ClayQuilts. Including the last photo which was featured in “500 Tiles” by Lark Books on page 219.

As part of today’s challenge, I’d also like to nominate my friend Nancy Jana-Kent who got me to take my first pottery class several years back!!! Thanks Nancy.

Categories: stamped, textures, tiles

For today’s Facebook Challenge, I’m focusing on Tile Thursday.
Small, soda-fired textured tiles assembled into what I like to call my ClayQuilts.
Including the last photo which was featured in the “500 Tiles” book by Lark Books page 219.

As part of today’s challenge, I’d also like to nominate my friend Nancy Jana-Kent who got me to take my first pottery class several years back!!! Thanks Nancy.

Categories: bowls, mugs, process, production, stamped, stamps

Okay, so I found it too tough to limit myself to 3 photos a day like was supposed to for the Facebook Portfolio Challenge. So I bumped it up to five. Still struggling… so it’s two posts a day?! And this one stretches it even further with TEN images of freshly stamped, leatherhard clay. My favorite stage of the whole process!!!

Categories: clay, process, stamped

It’s Day Three of my Facebook Portfolio Challenge.
So far we’ve had Mugshot Monday, Texture Tuesday…
and now I’m calling it “Working Wednesday.” Photos of work in progress.

And today I nominate Marjorie Woodruff, my first wheelthrowing teacher at Lillstreet, to take part in the Facebook 3×5 Challenge!!!

Categories: mugs, porcelain, production

In between posting photos every day for the “Challenge”…
I’ve also had some time to finish making my first batch of mugs for the New Year.
Twelve down… many more to come!!! You know how I LOVE making mugs!!!

Yep, not so dirty… this batch is made with porcelain reclaim clay! We’ll see…

Categories: clay, soda-fired, stamped, textures

Since we had “extras” for Mugshot Monday yesterday,
I figured I should continue the trend with a few “extras” for Texture Tuesday!!!

Remember, there are a LOT more textures to see on my Pinterest Page!
Over a hundred textures pressed in clay. A lot of visual eye-candy to get lost in.
Click here for my TEXTURES Pinterest Album.

Categories: bowls, pottery, soda-fired, stamped

Continuing with my Facebook Challenge, today’s collection features a bunch of bowls. Including the last ones which were inspired by a Gail Nichols Soda-Firing Workshop… coincidentally, this photo has become the “poster-child” for Lillstreet’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser!!!

Today I nominate Steven Hill to take on the Facebook 3 x 5 Portfolio Challenge.
I’m sure he’s been nominated several times, but as of yet I have NOT seen his posts.
C’mon Steven, step it up!!!

Categories: mugs, pottery, soda-fired, stamped

Like I said, I had trouble narrowing it down to “three” images a day.
And since today is Mugshot Monday, I thought I’d share some stamped mugs
as part of my Facebook Portfolio Challenge!!! Yep, slight over-achiever here…

Categories: pottery, soda-fired, stamped, vases

I’ve been tapped a couple times for the ongoing Facebook Portfolio Challenge,
including my two besties… ceramic artist Cory McCrory & metalsmith Sarah Chapman.

I had trouble narrowing it down to three images as “instructed”, so I’ve bumped it up to five!
Today we’re focusing on stamped & soda-fired vases.

And as part of the game, today I’d like to nominate my studio neighbor Karen Patinkin
to take on the Facebook 3 x 5 Portfolio Challenge! Show us your stuff Karen!!!