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

With just one week until I need to have everything glazed, wadded and ready to be
loaded into my next soda kiln, I figured I better get started with firing some of my pieces.
So I loaded my kiln tonight. When this bisque kiln cools and can be unloaded, these pieces
come out and I turn right around and load it again with more! There’s going to be some
marathon glazing days next week if I have any hope of being ready in time!

Layer One : Ovals, Mugs, Small Vases and more!

Layer Two : Bowls, Soap Dispensers, and some new two-parters ala Julia Galloway!

Layer Three : Slab Vases, Ovals & Tumblers… some stacked two high to fill space!
Scott… I’m trying to get closer to tumble stacked with no shelves… soon… ha!

Layer Three and a Half : more Ovals, Soap Dispensers, Small Vases and Tiles.

Layer Four : As the back half was filled with Layer Three, I was stacking just the
front half… and my studio neighbor Corinne Peterson had some mural tile pieces
that she needed re-fired for a kids classroom project.

Layer Five :another layer of Corinne’s pieces to be re-fired.
I love the sharp color contrast to my very neutral gray greenware pieces!


Daniel Eugene Pugh-Barnett

April 27th, 2012

As always, lovely process shots. I can’t wait to see the results.

April 27th, 2012

If all goes well… we’ll both see the results a week from Monday when I’m unloading my soda kiln! I’ve got a LOT to do before then!!!


April 29th, 2012

I like what I see!

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