Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: pottery, production, studio

It was a very productive night in the studio last night.
Looks like I’ve got some stamping & trimming for later today!

Categories: porcelain, production, stamped

So I’ve been playing with porcelain again… no time to rest…
unless you’re a SPOON!

Categories: mugs, production

Another dozen mugs done. Dried and waiting for the bisque kiln.

Categories: process, production, special events

By now I’m sure you’ve figured out that I was recently published in POTTERY MAKING ILLUSTRATED. I was lucky enough to get the full center spread in the March/April issue. Pretty exciting… my first time in their magazine!

Huge thanks to the fine folks at POTTERY MAKING ILLUSTRATED for recruiting me for their publication. It has been such a fun project for me to work on, and to share my work with a wider audience. Hopefully the magazine with inspire some people to throw some clay on THEIR walls… and then send me some photos of the result!!!

Click here to go to the POTTERY MAKING ILLUSTRATED website.
It’s full of wonderful tips, techniques & tricks for potters of all experience levels. Great ideas being shared by a lot of gifted & giving potters. It’s a great online resource for potters of all levels.

Or you can click here to go to MY article in the magazine!
Because you know this little blog is really all about ME after all… tee-hee.

Or you can just read my article here... so many options…

Originally published in Pottery Making Illustrated, Mar/Apr, 2016. http://potterymaking.org. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

Categories: pottery, production, stamped, textures

Repetitive stamping on a stoneware platter. And some pretty sweet lighting & shadows from the regular IKEA work light on my wedging table. Go figure.

Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped, stamps

Tonight started with some plains cylinders… round, smooth & clean…
Destined to be another batch of mugs. More of my favorite form!

And then I pulled out one of my tool boxes of stamps… each one handmade…

A little stamping ensued… and soon enough all of them were textured & stamped.
Back under the plastic wrap drying up a bit more for trimming tomorrow night.

Categories: process, production, special events

So excited to see my article finally in print. So thankful to be recruited by the fine folks at POTTERY MAKING ILLUSTRATED magazine to write a “how-to” article for them. Pretty cool to see my work, my words and my photos in their magazine… and knowing that it is just now arriving in potter’s homes around the world. Kinda crazy, right???

Categories: process, production, soda-fired, special events, stamped, textures

Hey wait… that looks like my Living Room wall?!!! I would recognize that orange paint finish wall anywhere. Especially with a constellation of my textured wall pillows on it? Pretty slick, huh???

Categories: process, production, special events

Just fanning through some slick pages in the mystery box. Good to see it all came together nicely. I’ve very excited, and very pleased. I love it. Can’t wait for everyone to see!!! Oh wait… maybe you’ve already seen it by now???

Categories: process, production, special events

Sure, the “sneak peek” envelope was nice… but a box full is so much better.
Can’t wait to show everyone what I’ve been up to!!! Coming soon…