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

Last night was the last class of the Spring session of my Beginner’s Wheelthrowing class. Every session I challenge them to make a piece to trade & exchange at the final class. This session the “theme” was plates & platters. This Josh Blue & sprayed temoku plate was my entry into the Exchange Game… which one of my students gladly went home with!!!

Categories: platters, process, stamped

Another platter fully stamped with one stamp all the way around…
one by one… by one… by one…

Categories: classes, platters

One of my former THROWDOWN students brought in his
glazed sgraffito platter to “show off” the results! Love the colors! Love the carving!!!

Little did I expect that he would have possibly the “best” S-crack ever!!!
Right through the entire plate… just hanging on by one rim.
He suspected a small crack after the bisque firing in the center…
perhaps something heavy was stacked on it so it couldn’t “shrink & move” during the firing?
I dunno… something’s fishy!

That Ryan is one heckuva over-achiever!!!
Shame because his carved fish were amazing!!! No bueno!