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

I spent the afternoon in the studio trying to finish up some pieces with a few slip details.
As if the obsessive stamping weren’t enough, frequently I also go back and add a dab of
colored flashing slip into each stamp. I love how the soda firing makes these colors pop,
and adds another layer of interest into my work.

Who doesn’t need a little more obsession in their life anyway, right?!


August 27th, 2012

Interesting idea… will need to try some flashing slip to just the details rather than the entire pot with my next wood firing. Thanks for sharing.

August 29th, 2012

SUE – I love using the flashing slips to accent my pots in stead of covering them. Please give it a try – I’d love to see how you make it work on your pots. E-mail me some photos when you fire your next kiln! Thanks!!!

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