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

Always fun to see my students so pleased with their work. Like Helen & Susaan showing off some of their sgraffito pieces carved during our SURFACE DECORATION class last session!

Categories: friends, My Talented Friends, porcelain, sgraffito

And just in case you were wondering… here are a few finished pieces by My Talented Friend Susan Slogoff. She helped with our sgraffito class last night and brought these examples to share with my students. Crazy cool, right?!

Be sure to follow Susan on Instagram @susanslogoff

Categories: classes, porcelain, sgraffito

Here are some of the sgraffito projects that my students created… along with Susan’s demo pieces from last night’s SURFACE DECORATION class. They had a great time playing with their little porcelain plates, as well as our “guest artist” Susan Slogoff. Such a fun night at Lillstreet!

Categories: classes, lillstreet, porcelain, sgraffito

As part of last night’s “Sgraffito Surprise” demo in my SURFACE DECORATIONS class… I brought in my pal Susan Slogoff to show off some of her superior sgraffito skills. She’s one of our best sgraffito artists at Lillstreet and I knew that she would be a welcome “surprise” guest artist for my class! Susan shared info & did some demos before we unleashed my students to do their own sgraffito on some small porcelain plates I had pre-prepped for them!

Susan has been my teaching assistant for years, but with reduced class sizes at Lillstreet, we’ve also lost our assistants. It was so great to have her back in class with me… and looking forward to getting back to larger classes & having Susan back teaching with me!

Categories: classes, porcelain, pottery, process, sgraffito, tools

Tonight in my SURFACE DECORATION pottery class, we’re tackling a little sgraffito!!! I’ve got a couple surprises ready for them… and sharing my collection of DiamondCore Carving Tools for them to play with!!!

Categories: bowls, process, production, sgraffito, tools

So I kinda forgot about this bowl… trimmed & under plastic… still a remainder from our first night of SURFACE DECORATION class! We started with an ombre’ blend of green & white slips… which could have been enough. But more is more, right?! So I finally finished it off today with some decorative carving using a P1 curved tip carving tool from DiamondCore Tools. So much better now!

Categories: bowls, color, friends, holiday, platters, sgraffito

Looks like Tracy is all decked-out for the Easter Bunny already… with her new green basket-bowl & cobalt blue sgraffito platter framing the colorful & “egg-citing” festivities!!!

Categories: color, platters, sgraffito

When Chris bought this green sgraffito platter at MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW, she knew she wanted it right away. But the big question was how it would look if she hung it on her lavender colored bedroom wall… I’d say it looks pretty GREAT. I’m totally diggin’ the color contrast… and yet somehow they go really well together!

Categories: platters, sgraffito

Another sgraffito platter fresh from the kiln! A beautiful cobalt blue glaze with carved sgraffito patterns through black underglaze. Another addition to MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!

But there’s only one.. first come, first served!!!

Categories: platters, sgraffito

A green sgraffito platter fresh from the kiln… just in time for MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW with socially-distanced appointments that begin tonight! A beautiful green glaze over black underglaze… and a pretty sweet spiral to boot!!!

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