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

Looks like my friend Nancy made an amazing dinner tonight… and healthy too…
but “maybe-just-maybe” that platter has something to do with it?!
Thanks Nancy for sharing the photo!

Categories: nature, platters, stamped, stamps, textures

It’s another Texture Tuesday… and another two-fer!
One in the studio and one at the Conservatory.

Categories: food, holiday, platters, stamped

I mean… who doesn’t enjoy a few lazy days after the “hectic-ness” Christmas?!
Relaxing, watching TV, playing with friends and enjoying a few yummy snacks
along the way!!!

Categories: food, friends, platters

Not quite sure what this tasty morsel is… but it sure does look YUMMY!!! And I’m pretty darn sure that plate only makes it taste better!!! Thanks for sharing Sarah!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Well lookey here… look what I just brought home from the studio!!! Just in time for tomorrow’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. Sure, most people do sgraffito’d porcelain in black & white… but I think color is more fun!!! Limited quantities… these might go fast?!!!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Here’s a little bit better look at my new platters as they were coming out of the kiln… in fact, some of the shots are actually of them still IN the kiln!!! It’s gonna be first-come-first-served tomorrow morning at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Right on schedule… out of the bisque, still black & white… but then glazed and right back into another kiln. When they come back out they will be assorted shades of greens, blues and browns!!! Still on track to have them all ready for this weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Two views of each of the final sgraffito porcelain platters for the day. I told myself that whatever I could finish “today” could still get through the process and make it to my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW next weekend. They may still be warm, but… and now I’m done! For now.

Number One

Number Two

Number Three

Number Four

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Carving up a few more porcelain sgraffito platters with my DiamondCore Tools! Clean lines, crisp edges and comfortable finger grips… which you may not think is important until you spend a full day carving platters!!!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito, tools

Playing with porcelain carving black & white patterns
with some of my favorite DiamondCore Tools!!!