Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: patterns, soda-fired, stamped, textures

Another Texture Tuesday two-fer!!! One stamped & soda-fired…
another colorfully withering away

 

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Stamped & soda-fired for Mugshot Monday.

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped, weather

Kicking back enjoying a quiet, white, snowy day for another Mugshot Monday!
Looks like I might need to make some hot chocolate while my new Roomba
is making its maiden voyage around my place! Just a little Christmas Gift to myself…
as I had completely worked my previous Roomba to death!!!

Categories: classes, kiln firing, lillstreet, soda-fired

Ever wanted to try soda-firing your pottery but don’t have access to a soda-kiln?
Wanna come play with us and learn about soda-firing at the same time?
Like playing with fire???

Well lookey here… I’m teaching a 3-Night Soda-Firing workshop at Lillstreet Art Center
in a few weeks! You bring some bisqued pots and we’ll soda-fire them together.
Just a few spaces left!!!

From the Lillstreet Ceramics Instagram news feed…
Get an introduction to the processes involved in soda firing. Friday night, bring in bisque for slip, glazing, and wadding. Then load and close the kiln. Return Saturday evening for two hours for the adding of the soda to the kiln. Monday evening, set aside four hours to unload, clean the kiln, potluck & critique.

This workshop will meet:
Friday, February 21 from 6-10pm
Saturday, February 22 from 7-9pm
Monday, February 24 from 6-10pm

This is an intermediate/advanced workshop. Students must have one year of ceramics experience to register.

Click here for more information & registration details!

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Categories: nature, soda-fired, textures

Kicking off my new TEXTURE TUESDAY CHALLENGE on Instagram today with a two-fer…
and I thought you might like to see it here too?!
Two different textures… one from my studio and one from Mother Nature.

Categories: friends, holiday, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

HAPPY MUGSHOT MONDAY… with Instagram greetings from friends in Colorado who were apparently snuggling down on a cold Winter’s night with a mug of something frothy & yummy! Thanks for sharing Kristin & Camden!

Categories: collaborations, friends, holiday, My Talented Friends, soda-fired, stamped

Here’s another wonderful gift from one of My Talented Friends…
Sarah Chapman and I had discussed doing a collaboration project “awhile back” where we would work together to make lidded jars. Well, she’s had “plenty of time” to work up a plan… but she totally surprised me when this beauty showed up as part of my Christmas Gift!!! I had totally forgotten about them… but now I LOVE IT!!!

And I LOVE having Talented Friends!!!

Categories: friends, holiday, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Happy Mugshot Monday… with what looks like an early Christmas gift for Beckie’s Mom!!!
I’m sure her coffee will taste much better now, right?!!!

 

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Categories: holiday, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Loving that magical moment when a Christmas snowflake prism catches the light
and casts a beautiful rainbow on a stamped & soda-fired oval vase all the way across the room!

Categories: soda-fired, textures, vases

Loving how the sun streaming through the window is playing on the soda-fired surfaces on a couple vases sitting on my dining room table… especially that totally-unplanned shadow of a mug handle!!!