Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: mugs, porcelain, process, production, stamped

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

Categories: platters, process, production, stamped, stamps

Another large stamped platter and the tools that did “most’ of the work.
Sure, it’s a LOT of individual impressions one after another…
but the final result is pretty darn cool.

Categories: ornaments, process, production

Another batch of Christmas ornaments in the making.
Only 70 days until Christmas… I’m just sayin’!!!

Categories: mugs, process, production

My latest batch of mugs on this Mugshot Monday… ready to dry, bisque, glaze and soda-fire!

Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped

Adding some colored flashing slip accents on my latest batch of mugs on this Mugshot Monday!

Categories: platters, porcelain, process, production

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

Categories: mugs, porcelain, process, production, wheelthrowing

Playing with porcelain. More mugs coming soon!

Categories: friends, mugs, process, production

I just finished adding handles onto my 27 mugs!!!
And Jacob is still running his 26.2 miles.
Okay… so he’s mere minutes from finishing his first Chicago Marathon.
HUGE CONGRATS JACOB!!!

But I still think I won… not that I’m at all competitive?!

Categories: mugs, process, production

Just finished pulling my handles. So while one of my pottery students is downtown running his first Chicago Marathon, I’ll be in the studio doing my own little Mug Marathon!!! Attaching handles to mugs as Jacob runs on!!! He’s almost halfway… who will finish their Marathon first??? He’s got twenty-six miles… and I’ve got twenty-seven mugs! Seems fair, right?! Run Jacob Run!!!

Categories: mugs, process, production

Getting ready to make some mug handles on this early Sunday morning!