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

So I’ve been working on a “new” item for the holidays…
somewhat “traditional” wheelthrown, soda-fired Christmas ornaments made out of clay!
I’ve been working on a batch of twenty… and I’m not sure if I’ll have time to make more
OR if this batch is even going to work?! It’s still very much a “work in progress.”
So at this point, it’s looking like these 20 may be considered a “limited edition.”

So I still need to decorate them more, add the tops to hang them by… and figure out
how they’re even going to be placed in the kiln for firing?! Still a lot of work… and still
VERY much a work in progress! But I’m excited… and hoping to have them ready
in time for my next soda kiln… which is firing off two weeks from today!


C Yalater

October 28th, 2010

Hey, those look good, Gary. Cone 10 redux, or soda>
Could you make a large “bead” rack from
bricks and Kanthal wire and hang them to fire? Or somethin?

October 28th, 2010

These are really fun, Gary! (As in, oo, I wish I’d thought of that!) What scale are they? Could a wadding dot on the base somehow be incorporated into the deco?

June 10th, 2012

Ah, I’ve finally reached all the way back to your first post on these beauties! I still have no idea how you attach the caps, but I have plenty of pictures for my ‘inspirations’ board on pinterest!

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