Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bowls, glaze, kiln firing, mugs, pottery, production

Once the kiln cooled off enough, I started unloading. Layer by layer. Shelf by shelf. By the time I was done, I was excited about the new assortment of berry bowls, mugs, tumblers, soap dispensers, bowls, tumblers, tiles & more!

Just in time for my next art fair in a couple weeks.
Evanston Lakeshore Art Fair on Saturday, August 3rd & Sunday, August 4th.

And here’s a quick peek at the latest batch of glazed mugs…

I’m especially fond of this blue-ish glaze on mugs thrown with B-Clay. I like how it pools, puddles and accentuates all of the stamping! Pretty sweet if I do say so myself.


Elizabeth Kator

March 3rd, 2014

Hello, I am just loving your website pictures. On the advice of my professor I was advised to find out more about soda firing and these mugs really caught my eye. I too am into stamping my pots, working with floral repetitive motifs and the glaze looks almost like a celedon. Seems to react like one for sure. Can you give me some insight into what type of glazing you used? Soda firing is completely new to me but thanks to all the wonderful work you are doing, I think Im going to love it…..thanks…elizabeth

March 5th, 2014

HEY ELIZABETH – Thanks for checking into my website. The mugs you see in this posting were NOT soda fired. They were finished in a cone 10 reduction gas kiln. And yes, they are glazes in the celadon family. I like them because they break well, pool nicely and accentuate the stamping. If you want to learn more about the soda firing process I use, go back to my website and click on “KILN FIRING” in the far right column. There are quite a few posts there that should answer a BUNCH of questions!!! If still have more, please let me know. Thanks – GARY

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