Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bowls, mugs, pitchers, pottery, soda-fired, vases

So this first “batch” of pottery is all separated, photographed, numbered and ready-to-go… mugs, bowls, vases, pitchers, teapots, berry bowls and more! It’s going to be first-come-first served… so grab ’em as you can! And then I’ll continue to replenish as some of these pieces get shipped out. More details coming VERY soon!

Categories: pitchers, pottery, soda-fired, stamped

Okay, now that that succulent diversion is completed,
back to the task at hand. Packing up some pottery pieces to ship out today… or maybe tomorrow if I trip upon another tangent today?! No promises.

Categories: pitchers, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

Colorful flashing slips on vases & pitchers!
Sale starts in fifteen minutes only on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page… you can start shopping as soon as the “official” Facebook Photo Album is published at 10:00am CST.

Categories: art fair, glaze, pitchers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Drippy glazes on vases & pitchers! Sale starts in thirty minutes
only on my Facebook page when I post the “official” Photo Album!!!

Categories: art fair, pitchers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Just sixty minutes until we go “live” on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page with a bunch of pitchers & vases perfect for your Mom… just add flowers!

The sale kicks-off at 10:00am CST only on Facebook!!!

Categories: art fair, pitchers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Stamps & soda-fired effects. Pitchers & vases. All ready for your gift to Mom for MOTHER’S DAY!!! My online sale begins in 90 minutes at 10:00am CST this morning only on my Facebook pottery page. Once the “official” Photo Album is posted, you can start shopping for Mom… or that special someone… or yourself!!!

Categories: art fair, pitchers, vases

We’re just two hours away from the kick-off of today’s MOTHER’S DAY POTTERY SALE! Handmade pitchers & vases perfect for Mom with a bouquet of flowers. It all happens only on my Fire When Ready Facebook page at 10:00am CST… first-come, first-serve! Don’t miss out!!!

Categories: glaze, pitchers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Just a few more detail shots… stamped & soda-fired.
I’m addicted to the process with the random effects that happen during the firing. Flashing slips. Drippy glazes. Bright colors. Repetitive patterns. All of which can be found on the pitchers & vases that are part of tomorrow morning’s MOTHER’S DAY POTTERY SALE. Handmade gifts are the best… and the flowers you gonna buy her need a good home, right?! The sale starts tomorrow morning on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page at 10:00am CST.

Categories: pitchers, soda-fired, stamped

Okay, this one is pretty yummy… if I do say so myself.
Just one of the pitchers that will be going up for sale tomorrow morning 4/25/20 at 10:00am CST on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page.

Categories: art fair, pitchers, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, vases

With Mother’s Day just over two weeks away, I’m pretty sure people are starting to think about what they should buy for Mom! And what could be better than some handmade pottery… how about a vase or pitcher that could hold that bouquet of flowers you SHOULD be giving Mom on her special day!

So this blog post is just a SNEAK PREVIEW of what’s going to go up on sale tomorrow on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook Page at 10:00am CST.

Plan ahead… pick & choose… I’m showing most of them from both sides as the soda-firing process is often very random and has different glaze & flashing effects on all sides! Once the “official” Photo Album of all these pieces is posted on my Facebook page, it will be a “first-come, first-served, grab-it-while-you-can” free for all!!!

Pitcher #1 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Pitcher #2 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Pitcher #3 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Pitcher #4 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Pitcher #5 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Pitcher #6 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Pitcher #7 – soda-fired – 5.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″
$85 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

And oh, but wait there’s more…
Traditional vases… without spouts or handles!
Nothing too grand or huge, just a nice medium-sized vase for a bouquet of flowers!… or even a crock for kitchen tools?!

Vase #1 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5″
$50 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #2 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5″
$50 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #3 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5″
$50 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #4 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5″
$50 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #5 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5.5″
$55 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #6 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5.5″
$55 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #7 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5.5″
$55 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #8 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5.5″
$55 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #9 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5.5″
$55 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #10 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 5.5″
$55 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #11 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 6.25″
$65 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #12 – soda-fired – 4.5″x 4.5″x 6.25″
$65 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #13 – soda-fired – a little bit larger… 6″x 6″x 7.5″
$75 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Vase #14 – soda-fired – a little bit smaller… 3.5″x 3.5″x 4.5″
$45 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

And then there’s these cuties… from my “Quite White Collection.”
After doing a bunch of soda-firing and colorful cone six firings, I decided to switch it up a bit and try doing the anti-thesis of all that… with pure & plain white! Still thrown & stamped in the same manner… just totally WHITE!!!

Quite White Vase #1 – high-fired porcelain – 3.5″x 3.5″x 4.75″
$45 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

Quite White Vase #2 – high-fired porcelain – 4″x 4″x 5″
$50 includes packing & shipping within contiguous US.

So there we have it… a lot of options…
vases & pitchers that could be the perfect gift for Mom!!!… `

I will be posting the “official” Facebook Photo Album on my pottery page tomorrow at 10:00am CST. The first person to place a comment of “MINE” on any of the photos within that “official” Photo Album will get that piece of pottery. We can work out several different easy-peezy payment methods and I’ll ship it out to you right away. So you’ll have plenty of time to buy a bouquet of flowers for Mom to go with her new pottery.

Okay… who am I kidding
You can do it for yourself too… or even surprise someone else!
I know times are tough… days are difficult… and any little bit of brightness & joy can make all the difference as we all struggle through these trying times!

Thank You.