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

Celebrating another MUGSHOT MONDAY with a stamped & amber glazed mug… where I’m lovin’ how the glaze is pooling & breaking in all the right places to highlight the stamping & throwing lines.

Categories: glaze, mugs, process, production

Just doing a little early morning glazing…
yes, on a “different” set of mugs than the ones I finished making last night!

Categories: glaze, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

A super-smooth greenish-blue glaze with subtle variations from the soda-firing on Mug #19
coming up for sale tonight at 8:00pm central only on my Facebook page!

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

If you like BLUE… this is the one for you!!!
Mug #17 is a sweet little cobalt blue mug coming up for sale tonight at 8:00pm central
only on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page!

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

A short little cutie with a nice clear amber glaze on Mug #14 coming up for sale tonight
at 8:00pm central on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page!

Categories: glaze, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

A nice green glaze that changes to a beautiful blue-ish hue when hit with the soda atmosphere… Mug #12 coming up for sale tonight at 8:00pm central on my Facebook page!

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Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

A little dark here, but this mug is kind of a greenish slate blue with some nice highlights
on the stamps & textures!!! Mug #6 coming up for sale tonight at 8:00pm central
only on my Facebook page!

Categories: glaze, organization, process, production

My studio cart works especially well when I’m glazing & wadding for a soda kiln. When my cart is full… it pretty much equals a full kiln. So then I put these masking tape “seat belts” on the shelves so no pots can jump off during their ride down the rickety freight elevator to the kiln room.

Categories: bowls, glaze

Some bowls with tenmoku glaze inlaid in the stamps from last night…
and then some of the same bowls now with liner glazes…
all loaded into the soda kiln last night.

Categories: glaze, ornaments, process, production

These ornaments have been wiped off so the glaze stays in each stamp… headed into my soda kiln when I load this evening. These will be fired upside down on little tripods… get a metal ring after firing… and then make their big debut at My Holiday Home Show next weekend!!!!