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

Here’s the latest batch of stoneware bowls. Sure, I could leave them plain.
But that really wouldn’t be my style. Stamp. Stamp. And stamp some more!!!
Soon enough, they were stamped & decorated… and no longer a bunch of plain bowls!

Bowl A – Who really wants a plain round bowl?… not me!

Bowl B – From plain bowl to stamped bowl…

Bowl C – Lower, flatter… yet still stamped.

Bowl D – one stamp, two stamp, divot… repeat.

Bowl E – done with a pointed stamp that I hope glaze might pool & run out of.

Bowl F – a single row, a single stamp.

Bowl G – stacked stamps, scalloped edges.

Bowl H – another bowl, another stamp… another stamped bowl.

Before class tonight I trimmed a couple of them. After class the rest of them were ready
to trim as well. So now they’re all stamped & trimmed, and drying for the night!


Mabel Morris

February 20th, 2013

All I can say is WOW! Beautiful work. I have caught your stamping bug. I teach pottery classes at our local community center. I’ve shared your stamping idea with my students and they love it. We have started making stamps. They do add a lot to those plain bowls and pots. Great job. Keep it up. You inspire us all.

Dorothy Robins

February 20th, 2013

Thank you for all the demo’s. I am taking classes with Wyatt Lane at KIA in Kalamazoo. You are Great!

February 22nd, 2013

HEY DOROTHY – You’re welcome. I knew Wyatt when he still lived in Chicago and was teaching at Lillstreet Art Center. He’s a great potter… and a great teacher. You’re in good hands. Say “hi” to him for me – and pass along my contact info to him. I’d love to hear from Wyatt so we can get caught up on what he’s been doing over the past couple years!!!

February 22nd, 2013

Thank you Mabel. I’m glad that someone out there is actually reading my blog… let alone being inspired by my ramblings & photos!!!

March 12th, 2013


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