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

Today I tackled my ware board full of salt & pepper shakers.
First I paired them up, then stamped the matched pairs. Then I trimmed the bottoms and punched the bottom “fill ’em up” holes.

I then set out to drill the shaker holes… and by “drill” I mean POWER DRILL!!!
Yes, so much easier to use power tools to do the work than any other hand tool.
Cleaner, quicker, easier! Gotta love POWER TOOLS!!!

After drilling the shaker holes, I painted the pairs with colored flashing slips on the tops and stamp accents. Occasionally the shaker holes would fill in with slip… but a quick puff of air through the bottom hole would easily clear the slip out of the holes!

And now they’re drying for the night…

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