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

So you’ve seen Terry Hogan’s incredible pierced porcelain pieces here on my blog before. Now she’s working a little larger while she’s getting ready for an upcoming gallery show. Last night, this incredible piece came out of the kiln. Hard to even fathom the number of dots that went into this one made out of stoneware with ochre!!! It’s stunning!!! And now she might just be the “Ochre Poker”?!!!




September 28th, 2014

This is such an unusual piece, I just love it. In fact it’s hard not to keep looking at it. Thanky ou for sharing, your work is very much appreciated. Can you advise me, as a beginner, what type of clay has been used please and would raku clay be ok to use as I have only done one thing and used raku clay. – Larisa

October 2nd, 2014

LARISA – This piece by my friend Terry Hogan was made with stoneware with iron. It was then washed & wiped with iron oxide to darken the textures & patterns. I’ve never used raku clay, but I believe it should work just fine. Terry starts by making pinch pots and assembling them into the basic form. Then hours of painstaking poking & piercing to get her details. I find them stunning… and glad you do too!!!


November 9th, 2014

Hi Gary – firstly it’s really sweet of you to be sharing Terry’s creation on your site. I am a big fan of your and Terry’s work You guys have truly inspired me. I am planning to try and make some things now. Once again great stuff…

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