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

Adding a few accents of colored flashing slip to this latest batch of mugs… just trying to build enough work to fill my next soda kiln!

Categories: mugs, process, production

Spent some time tonight adding handles to finish off my newest batch of mugs! Score, slip, squish, attach, repeat… repeat… repeat! So now they’re all attached and back under plastic for the evening. Tomorrow I will add some colored slip accents for the soda kiln firing to come!

Categories: mugs, process, production

Just pulled a few more handles… making a few more MUGS!!!
Fourteen in case you’re counting?!

Categories: friends, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

So today is the first “official” day of Fall… and it looks like my pal Rosene has already started switching out her pottery collection to reflect the season! Gone are the bright colors of summer… enter the warm colors of Autumn!!!

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Celebrating another MUGSHOT MONDAY with my latest “favorite” mug… stamped & soda-fired with great colors sparkling in the afternoon sun!

Categories: mugs

A wonderful message from a “fan” on Instagram…
and a great reminder for another Mugshot Monday!

If you would like to buy yourself a mug… you can always checkout My Online Pottery Store… http://firewhenreadypottery.com/my-online-pottery-store/

Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped

Today I did a bit of cleaning, detailing & accenting on my mugs with some colored flashing slips! With the “magic” of the soda kiln, this colored slip will change to a nice mustard yellow with some flashed modifications around the cup based on where the flames “kiss” the pot during firing.

Categories: mugs, pottery, process, production, stamped, studio

And another batch of mugs done! Well, kinda…
still waiting for some clean-up, detailing & accenting
with colored flashing slips for the soda kiln.

Categories: mugs, process, production

Two done… eighteen more to go!
I always love when my making more mugs lines up with MUGSHOT MONDAY!!!

Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped

Score…. slip… attach… turning stamped cylinders into STAMPED MUGS!!! I’ve got twenty mugs to work my way through this morning. A labor of love as they are my favorite thing to make!!! Mugs, mugs & more mugs!!!