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

Spent some time in the studio tonight stamping patterns into my latest batch of mugs!

Categories: food, platters, pottery, stamped, surface decoration

A little post-shuffle sweet treat… warm & gooey yumminess from Ann Sather’s. I mean… I’ve already “run” all morning… and it was on my walk home from the “L” train… burp.

Categories: production, stamped

Revisiting an old favorite… and making a batch of oval casseroles! Tomorrow’s project is to make the lids & add handles!!! Yep, little baking dishes coming soon!!!

Categories: platters, stamped, stamps, surface decoration, textures

Another large platter wheelthrowing demo… got a little makeover once I got it up to my studio. Just a couple stamps here & there. All made with one handmade stamp pressed in one-by-one-by-one…

Categories: challenge, classes, platters, stamped, stamps

Never one to back down from a challenge… I kinda felt obligated to make a clock for my LILLSTREET THROWDOWN as well. Sure, I coulda’ done a cartoon… but I felt this was more my style! The twist was that I used my student’s stamps that they made during a previous THROWDOWN challenge!!! They had no idea that I snuck them out of the bisque kiln & used them on my clock before I distributed them during the next class!!! So much fun to show it off during our final class! Fun clay clocks for everyone!!!

Categories: food, platters, stamped

Food just tastes better on handmade pottery!

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

Looks like Lisa is enjoying her perfectly purple mug while puzzling!

Categories: bowls, food, stamped

Now THAT’s a beautiful berry bowl!!!
Sure, the bowl is pretty… but those berries are stunning! Thanks for sharing Beth!

Categories: holiday, mugs, stamped

Here we go!!! My second annual ☘️ SHAMROCK MUG SALE ☘️ has just gone LIVE only here on my pottery Facebook page!!! I just posted a large collection of handmade, stamped & glazed shamrock mugs. They’re all up for sale… first come, first served!

We’re going old-school on Facebook! Just be the first person to claim your mugs… by posting the word “MINE” in the Comment section on the Facebook photo of the mug you want. The first person on each mug will win! I’ll follow-up with Facebook Messages with additional details. Dimensions, volume & prices are posted on each individual photo. Prices included packing & shipping within the contiguous US. Once confirmed I’ll start packing up the mugs and shipping them out… so you can get your new Shamrock Mugs by St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Click here to go to my pottery Facebook Page! –

Categories: holiday, mugs, stamped

Set your timer… my second annual SHAMROCK MUG SALE starts in just one hour only here on my pottery Facebook page! There’s a limited quantity of holiday green shamrock mugs… so don’t miss out! When they’re gone, they’re gone for another year!