Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: pottery, process, production, stamps, studio, tiles

Spice it up with textures & tiles…
and trying to combine the two into new salt & pepper shakers!

So I’ve been working on a new batch of shakers that combine the textures
of my tiles, the soda fired colors & flashing – with the functionality of
salt & pepper shakers! They’re still in the works… with trays to come!


Once the shakers are built, I’m applying a thin coat of soda slip on some
of them to give them different colors & flashing effects to be created in the
soda firing atmosphere. Seen below before & after…



March 25th, 2009

Save one…or maybe two for me!


January 2nd, 2011

Hi you are very creative- I love your pottery.


January 26th, 2013

These look wonderful. Did you form the shape with your fingers or blow them up with a straw? A friend makes pillow flower vases that look much the same.

January 26th, 2013

SUE-ANN – I do construct these by hand. But once I close them up and drill in the shaker holes… I do blow some air into them just to help puff them back up a bit!!!

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