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

Started this morning with a quick kiln loading. I kind of surprised myself by having enough work to fill the kiln. I’ve been trying to make a lot of work quick… guess it’s been working?! As I have a full soda kiln firing scheduled for next Saturday. So all of these pieces will need to be glazed & wadded before then!!!

Bisque kiln layer #1 – Mugs, mugs and more mugs!!!

Bisque kiln layer #2 – More mugs, votives and ikebana discs…
with some ornaments tossed in too!

Bisque kiln layer #3 – Tumblers, plates and a large stamped bowl.

Bisque kiln layer #4 – Dessert plates and ornaments.

Bisque kiln layer #5 – More dessert plates and more ornaments.
DOn’t panic… the cracked shards aren’t mine. No harm. No foul. They are my studio neighbor Karen’s piece that she uses for glaze testing. I had a little extra space… and you know how I LOVE a well-packed kiln!!!

Packed tight all the way to the top. The lid of the kiln
will lower down to within a 1/4″ of the bows!!!



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