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

I stopped in to the studio to check on my kiln… and it was still above 600 degrees!
I pulled the peeps – and now I’m hoping that the kiln cools quickly overnight.
My plan is to go back early in the morning to unload if possible?! I’d like to get it
emptied and bring all of the new “monsters” home so I can price & pack them
for this weekend’s art fair!


September 24th, 2010

Hi Gary! Greetings from Guam!
Just a quick question, the wife wants to know the prices on your “monsters”. I guess she’s thinking of getting a couple of the Jack-o-Lanterns, and a couple of skulls, to put up as decoration in the coffee shop. How much are you asking for them? I have a general idea as to the size, but could you send a picture of one in your hand – for perspective?

September 29th, 2010

ROBERT – Thanks for the inquiry about my little “monsters.” Okay, I guess they’re not quite so little… they’re about 4″ tall & 4″ wide, the “Frankenstein” monster is about 4-3/4″ tall. Sadly, I didn’t get your e-mail sooner… as the “monsters” were flying off the shelves this weekend at the art fair at $30 each. Which is good for me… apparently, not so good for you?! The only ones left are the skulls – and I have only nine of those! I’m sure I’ll be making more… but probably not in time for this Halloween holiday season?!

September 30th, 2010

I will check and see if she wants a couple. I am still working with her on prices… I have not really sold much yet, and she is only now seeing that pottery can be worth the money for artistic reasons as well as buying something for everyday use. I, however, loved the way they turned out! Those were great! It’s a little tight right at the moment, but I think I can squeeze one (skull) in the budget by the third week of Oct. Thanks for the reply!
Happy Mudding,

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