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

A quick glimpse at some of the mugs that came out of my most recent cone 6 glaze kiln LATE Friday night… just in time to make their way to ART IN THE BARN. Some might have still been a bit warm?!

Categories: kiln firing, process, production

Always a good sign. Just one last kiln done and cooling for this weekend’s
ART IN THE BARN. Not so bad… my third kiln this week!!!

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Categories: glaze, production

The newest addition to The Ghouls are GLAZED!!!
The crazy green color is actually a low-fire clear glaze. The real colors will pop-out after firing… and that’s not the only thing that will be popping-out!!! Just sayin’… hint, hint…

Categories: color, production, terra cotta

Having some fun with underglazes adding details to the newest Ghoul in the collection.
Layer by layer, detail by detail, wart by wart.

Categories: production, terra cotta

Layer by layer… it’s an army of Ghouls!
Each standing at attention waiting for the next layer of details & colors.
It’s an assembly line of creepy colorful fun!

Categories: production, terra cotta

It’s been a busy couple weeks in the studio making the newest addition to The Ghouls Collection. Lots of terra cotta, lots of scoring & slipping, lots of FUN!!! Assembling another ghoul and then adding color to them. Busy, busy…

Categories: production, terra cotta

Looks like it’s Terra Cotta Tuesday!
With ART IN THE BARN just a couple weeks away, I guess I put these off long enough…
and it’s time to start “ghouling” it up!!!

Categories: process, production, stamped

Another batch of textured disks drying on my plastic grid. I like to elevate the grid on some wood strips so more air can get under the grid to dry the disks more evenly. Less warping makes me happy.

Categories: holiday, mugs, production

Celebrating the holiday today by “laboring” in my studio all day. Finishing off another batch of mugs for Mugshot Monday. Still trying to replenish inventory for ART IN THE BARN in Barrington in a few weeks!

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Categories: process, production, studio

So satisfying to finish another wareboard filled with trimmed & signed pots. And in case you’re wondering, my studio wareboards are actually plastic cutting boards from the flea market!

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