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

This afternoon’s project… some quick trimming & detailing with colored flashing slips before class starts! I’ve got “a few” spoon rests to finish up… and limited time. Giddy-up!!!

Categories: stamped, stamps

Some simple stamping on some simple spoon rests on a simply rainy Saturday!

Categories: food, friends, mugs, stamped

FLASHBACK FRIDAY… with this little cutie!
Ryann was adorable in her little pink glasses eating out of her favorite mug! She no longer has the glasses… but hopefully still loves the mug now that she’s eight years older… and she’s still adorable!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Celebrating Spring with some more pretty flowers… just a few branches of ornamental pear blossoms in a stamped & soda-fired ikebana vase. A simple centerpiece with just a few stems. No need for the full bouquet with a stylish ikebana vase!

Categories: stamped, stamps, textures

Sure, I coulda left them plain, but why would I do that?!

Categories: bowls, process, production, stamped

A little closer detail of tonight’s quickie bowl stamping session.
The four bowls stamped… and the stamps that did the work!





Categories: bowls, stamped

Did a little stamping tonight in the studio… four smaller bowls.
Simple… yet quite dramatic with that side lighting!!!

Categories: mugs, patterns, stamped, textures

Just finishing off another batch of my new “wheelthrown-handbuilt-combo” mugs… whew!… done in time to teach class tonight!

Still looking for a new name for them… any suggestions???

Categories: food, holiday, platters, stamped

You know how I love a good holiday… especially when it’s National Deep Dish Pizza Day!!! So I felt somewhat “obligated” to celebrate with a slice for dinner before class tonight!!! I mean, if I must…

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Celebrating with this little cutie …
stamped & soda-fired with an orange flashing slip.