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

So I spent the evening doing a bit of stamping. I had a few cylinders that were on the wetter-side of leatherhard… perfect for stamping! So here’s a quick tour of the cylinder before & after AND the stamps that did the magic!!! Some are stoneware reclaim, and others are porcelain. Now all stamped, patterned & textured!!!

Next up?….
A bit more drying under plastic, then trimming… and then HANDLES!!!





June 30th, 2016

Gary, I have been following your work for years…love the textures you create. I’m just curious about one thing. How much time do you spend planning for your stamp placement? Do you just wing it? Or do you carefully divide up the pot into precisely measured areas to get the stamps placed evenly?


June 30th, 2016

Love your work ♡

July 2nd, 2016

SUSAN – I hate to say it… but I just wing it. Sure, I’d LIKE to say it is all very precise & perfect. But it’s not. I just start stamping and start to “fudge it” a bit when I get an inch or two away from coming around full circle. You can check out some stamping videos of mine on YouTube. You’ll see that there is no measuring or planning. Just search for Fire When Ready Pottery on YouTube. And thanks for asking… now go out and wing it yourself!!!

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