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

Adding handles. Making mugs. Two of my favorite things. No, really.

Categories: mugs, porcelain, process, production, stamped, stamps

Another batch of mugs. Another round of stamping.
I had a customer request a certain color glazed mug the other day… and when I checked my mug inventory, I was a little surprised to NOT have any on the color she wanted. So I’m back making more of my favorites… thanks to Rosene for a little mug motivation!

So here’s the latest batch of mugs-in-the-making. Porcelain cylinders thrown and then stamped… and the stamps that did the magic!!!

Mug A

Mug B

Mug C

Mug D

Mug E

Mug F

Mug G

Mug H

Mug I

Mug J

Mug K

So for now they’re all under plastic for the evening. Plan is to get them all trimmed tomorrow, make some more things… and then if all goes as planned, maybe even get handles on these tomorrow as well. Hard to work when your fingers are crossed.

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Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

Celebrating Spring with a glazed pop of color.
Okay, so maybe not quite so bright & vibrant, but then again neither is today’s weather!
Happy Spring… kinda.

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

And for those who didn’t quite get to see the beautiful glaze combo runs on today’s mug…
here’s a glamour shot without the snow covering any of the mug!!!

Categories: mugs, seasons

Just when we thought we may have “missed” a snowy Winter… it’s back!!!

Making this a snow-covered Mugshot Monday…
methinks that mug needs to be filled with some hot chocolate and quick!!!

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped
Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped

Making more handles.
Making more mugs.
Score… slip… REPEAT !!!

Categories: mugs, production

Another batch of mugs in the making. Always making. Always my favorite.

Categories: mugs, pottery, process, production

For those of you who saw the twenty balls of clay this afternoon and guessed “MUGS”… you know me too well. I realized that I’m kinda low on glazed mugs, so this batch of cylinders will soon become mugs and then be glazed, not soda-fired. Just filling inventory for the upcoming art fair season!!! And, you know how I love making mugs!!!

Categories: mugs, porcelain, soda-fired, stamped

Happy Monday. Happy Mugshot.
Another stamped & soda-fired porcelain mug in the mix.

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