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

So tonight while I was in the studio, I checked the bowls we threw last night
during my Beginning Wheel class demo. They were protected under plastic
and drying slowly. Luckily, with a little patience, they were ready to stamp a
few details into a couple of them. If you want to compare them to the original,
check the blog post from yesterday… you’ll the difference a little stamping can do!!!

Bowl #2 – Flangedand now stamped!

Bowl #3 – Flanged, Fluted & Floppedand now stamped!

Bowl #4 – Wide Flangeand now stamped!

Bowl #6 – Divided, Pinched, Squaredand now stamped!
Once this one gets trimmed, I’m also planning on adding some little “balls” on top
of the four pinch points. I’m not really a fan of the “pinch marks.” So I think they’ll
need some “creative camouflage.”


Terry (Toots) Creagan

April 18th, 2012

AWESOME!!!!!! I could not be happier that you are my teacher!!

April 18th, 2012

So cool!!! The bowls are magnificent!!!

April 18th, 2012

TERRY – You’re doing great… and joy to have in class. I love your enthusiasm. And eagerness to soak up everything in class. You’re doing incredibly well for the amount of time you’ve been throwing on the wheel. You’ve picked up the basics very quickly. Now we need to work on refining your techniques, trying to erase the bad habits, and learn to edit your work more. We need to understand that ‘quantity’ is not always ‘quality’. As your skills increase, you need to be able to look at your work objectively and make some critical decisions on whether it’s good to save, or better to re-wedge and throw it again. Clay is a commodity. And I want you to be making pieces that you’ll be proud of for years to come. Remember, they have your name on the bottom. And we have six more weeks of class to tackle that!!! Keep up the good work Terry.

April 18th, 2012

Thanks Marian. It’s amazing what a couple simple stamps can do, huh?!

Corbett Toussaint

April 19th, 2012


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