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

HOLIDAY GREETINGS from my good friends in Goodfield, Illinois…
who celebrated with some holiday bread served on a stamped platter
making their day more festive and their bread more tasty!!! Just guessing.

Thanks Keith & Julie for sharing your holiday photo!

Categories: food, holiday, platters, stamped

A little holiday yumminess at the Jackson Family Christmas yesterday…
with a homemade mint chocolate cheesecake with a toasted marshmallow top!!!…
and a few mint M&M’s on a handmade platter to make it extra festive!!!

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Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

And a third sgraffito platter fresh from the kiln! Since getting my DiamondCore Tools, I’ve started doing some carving of patterns through black slip. Not that I’m going to stop stamping any time soon… but I’m kind of enamored by these new sgraffito platters. Pretty good chance there will be more coming soon!!!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Another sgraffito platter that came out of the kiln today. Black slip on white porcelain – carved through with my DiamondCore Tools to make crisp lines & designs! And then sprayed with a green cone six glaze!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Also in the kiln… a couple sgraffito platters!!! They’ve been sitting bisqued in my studio for awhile and I finally got around to glazing them. And I’m LOVING them! Gotta love a good spiral!!!

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Categories: glaze, platters, stamped

Just another stamped & glazed green platter ready to go home with some lucky shopper
this weekend during MUD & METAL… my Second Holiday Home Show!
There’s only one of these babies… so come early!!!

Categories: art fair, platters

Still putting out more pots… in this case plates & platters…
on the shelves all over my condo!!! There are already pots overflowing the shelves in every room… including over a hundred mugs… but I just keep squeezing in MORE!!! Like this box of plates & platters that needs to find a place… somewhere?!!!

HOLIDAY HOME SHOW… now less than 12 hours away! YIKES!

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Categories: holiday, platters, seasons, stamped

Fall is in the air… even though tonight it feels a bit more like Winter!!!
And it’s always fun to see people using my pottery in their homes…
especially to dress up their table with some candles, acorns and a stamped red platter
by you know who! A beautiful combination.

Categories: classes, platters, stamped, stamps

This week in class I did a “demo-on-demand” on how to throw plates. Sure, I could have left my demo plain, but what fun is that?! Always better after a bit of stamping!

And the stamp that did most of the work…

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Categories: art fair, platters, stamped

The sun has set in another art fair weekend… and on another stamped platter!!!
Huge THANKS to everyone who came out to the Glenview Summer Art Fair this weekend.
So many pots finding new homes, so much fun, so many smiling faces…
and perfect weather too!!

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