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

Finally got around to finishing up my latest batch of wall pocket vases. Remember, they were thrown “upside-down.” So now I’m cutting them of the bats and doing a little detailing.

I start by trimming off some of the excess clay and  smoothing out the rim.

Then it’s time for some stamping around the rim, which will now be the top of the vase when it hangs on the wall.

After stamping, I do a gentle “squishing” on my table. I want one side flat, and the rest a smooth rounded curve. I keep setting them aside as I move on to the next one.

So they’re stamped and squished… ready for Round Two and some “finishing” touches.

For Round Two… I go back into each one of the,. Put a hole through the back for hanging, and add some colored flashing slip accents for my upcoming soda firing.

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