Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: porcelain, sgraffito, wheelthrowing

One last batch… hoping to hurry them through so they’re carved & glazed
by next weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! Work in progress…

Categories: mugs, porcelain, soda-fired, stamped

Sweet little porcelain mug kissed & blushing with a nice flash of soda!

Categories: mugs, porcelain, process, production, stamped

Early morning mugs!
Playing with porcelain adding handles this morning!

Categories: platters, porcelain, process, production

Adding a band of black slip onto a couple of white porcelain platters.
Sgraffito coming soon!

Categories: platters, porcelain

Porcelain platters. Simple spirals.
Black slip & some sgraffito carving coming soon.

Categories: mugs, porcelain, process, production, wheelthrowing

Playing with porcelain. More mugs coming soon!

Categories: porcelain, stamped, vases

Stamped porcelain with some colored flashing slip accents on the top portion and in each stamp. After soda-firing, this slip should turn mustard yellow with random flashing marks from the flames & soda atmosphere.

Categories: porcelain, pottery, process, production, stamped, vases

Just finishing up another batch of stamped vases… some porcelain, some stoneware. All complete with colored flashing slip accents… and trying to dry ‘em a bit quicker on an elevated plastic grid for better air-flow on all sides! Gotta get these babies into a bisque kiln quick… deadline approaching faster than I’d like…



Categories: porcelain, production, stamped, vases

All stamped & done for the night… for tomorrow I’ll trim and add some colored flashing slip accents. Getting a little tight in my deadline to get everything ready for next weekend’s soda kiln firing! Tick, tock…

Categories: porcelain, process, production, vases, wheelthrowing

Porcelain vases thrown this morning & already moving on to the stamping phase.
I love a good productive day in the studio!