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

And it wasn’t just glazed sgraffito platters in that kiln last night…
there were also a few pretty sweet & colorful mugs!!!
Also coming out to Naperville for the PRAIRIE VIEW ARTS INVITATIONAL.

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Categories: art fair, glaze, platters, porcelain, sgraffito

So I just unloaded one last kiln before this weekend’s PRAIRIE VIEW ARTS INVITATIONAL… and I kinda “promised” pictures of the glazed sgraffito platters that I showed in process a couple days ago. Well, here they are… and I’m kind of surprised & enamored by the amber tenmoku ones. I’m diggin’ em! Keep in mind there aren’t that many… just multiple shots & angles of a few… so plan your shopping accordingly! If they go well this weekend I’m pretty sure there will be more in future kilns!!!

And again, here’s the show information if you want to head out to Naperville to kick-off your art fair shopping season!

Categories: art fair, glaze, platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Just finished glazing & loading a bunch of new pots for this weekend’s art fair invitational in Naperville… including a few of these new porcelain sgraffito platters that will be making their BIG ART FAIR DEBUT this weekend! Just a few pieces with the new sgraffito style, so come early!!! Here they are shown both bisqued & glazed… I’ll try to show a comparison photo after the glaze firing too!

Platter One

Platter Two

Platter Three

And here’s some info about this weekend’s art fair… come early for tacos too!!!
Click here for more information for the PRAIRIE VIEW ARTS INVITATIONAL.

Categories: art fair, glaze, mugs, process, production

Cleaned & waxed… ready for a quick night of glazing.
Just one final glaze kiln before this weekend’s art fair in Naperville…
PRAIRIE VIEW ARTS
this Friday night & all day Saturday!

Categories: classes, food, glaze, platters, stamped, textures

To celebrate the last class of our LILLSTREET THROWDOWN class, we threw another potluck. And I decided to make a cheesecake… with homemade hot fudge… on a handmade platter. I considered it my own personal “throwdown.”

Categories: glaze, pottery, stamped

And now back to the pottery…

Kicking off my Saturday by meeting with my “very first art fair friends” who commissioned an oval casserole dish. They wanted a nice creamy, ivory-ish, neutral white… so I’m giving them two choices! Hopefully they’ll love at least one of them!!!

Categories: glaze, platters, stamped

A little bit of sunlight to help accentuate the stamps & colors of this shallow bowl?…
platter?… bowl?… bowl-platter?… bowlatter?!!!

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Categories: glaze
Categories: bowls, glaze, stamped

So I unloaded my cone six glaze kiln this morning. The “special request” bowls for a friend to give as a Christmas gift came out… and turned out pretty darn sweet if I do say so myself.

She only wants one blue bowl and one green bowl.
But I can’t just make TWO bowls, right?! So I made two sets instead!!!

Very similar… different stamps, different patterns and a slightly different green!!!

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Categories: glaze, holiday, movie

I may be stuck in the studio glazing tonight… but why not be a bit festive at the same time?! So I’m “celebrating” with a Christmas classic… or so I’ve been told… my first time watching “The Santa Clause.”

So what’s YOUR favorite Christmas movie???