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

Fun with circles. Concentric. Spiral. Rings.
Some in porcelain, some in soda clay.
People keep “guessing” that some of my pieces might be trivets.
Just to set the record straight… these are in fact going to be trivets!!!
Actual, legitimate hot-plate trivets!!!

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

Celebrating Spring with a glazed pop of color.
Okay, so maybe not quite so bright & vibrant, but then again neither is today’s weather!
Happy Spring… kinda.

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped

And for those who didn’t quite get to see the beautiful glaze combo runs on today’s mug…
here’s a glamour shot without the snow covering any of the mug!!!

Categories: bowls, production, stamped

Productive afternoon after subbing for Lisa. A fresh batch of bowls…
stamped and waiting to get drainage holes to fulfill their destiny as berry bowls!!!

Categories: glaze, mugs, stamped
Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped

Making more handles.
Making more mugs.
Score… slip… REPEAT !!!

Categories: glaze, soda-fired, stamped, vases

A quick glimpse of my stamped vase that will be part of “FLOURISH”
a new gallery show opening tonight in the Lillstreet Gallery Annex from 6:00-8:00pm.
It’s a collection of vases made by several of the Lillstreet ceramics instructors.
Different styles & techniques showcasing the wide range of teachers we have at Lillstreet!

Categories: stamped, vases

Gray & gloomy in Chicago today.
Good day to finish up a batch of vases with some stamping & colored flashing slip
accents before teaching class tonight!

Categories: soda-fired, stamped

Just caught a fun Instagram post from my friend Allison.
It showed up, and then it didn’t?! Not sure why?
Is Instagram doing a “snapchat” kind of thing now? I’m so behind the times!!!

Be sure to follow both of us on Instagram!!!

Categories: clay, production, stamped, studio

What do you make when you’re at the end of a bag of clay?!
I’m not a fan of leaving partially used bags of clay all over my studio.
I’d rather finish them off… so I did last night with these two bottles.