Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: classes, music, salt & pepper

This past week my LILLSTREET THROWDOWN students rocked my word!!!
They were challenged to make Salt & Pepper Shakers… with a theme!

I gave them a list of some of the most popular Beatles songs.
And then the TOP TWO winners of the first in-class challenge got to choose their own song title. The the second TOP TWO winners from the second in-class challenge got to “assign” the rest of the themes to everyone else in class! So they left class with a classic Beatles song on which they had to base their salt & pepper shaker set on… with a thematic tray to hold them all together.

So how well do YOU know your Beatles Songs? See if you can figure these out…






But I especially loved how the holes “unintentionally” lined-up to become eyes!!!






And our TOP TWO WINNERS for the week…



So there they are… a bunch of AMAZING salt & pepper shakers!!!
They definitely stepped up to the challenge!!!


Need a few answers to the Beatles Trivia S&P Challenge???

CLAIRE –         Blackbird
JON –                Rocky Raccoon
TERESA –         I Am The Walrus
DAVID –           While My Guitar Gently Weeps
RYAN –             Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
SUSAN –           Yellow Submarine
TAYLOR –        Across The Universe
JACOB –           Norwegian Wood
MOLLY –          Octopus’s Garden
DONNA –         Strawberry Fields
TATIANA –      Paperback Writer


Categories: salt & pepper

Fall is coming… and my latest harvest of gourds is about ready to be picked… err, fired!
Handmade gourds with some colored slip accents that should change during the soda-firing process. These little babies will be salt & pepper shakers complete with a gourd leaf tray for them to sit on.