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

Caught by the teeniest sliver of sun through dining room blinds.
Slab-Wheel Combo Mugs ready & waiting for this Saturday’s Holiday Home Show!!!

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Categories: color, glaze, stamped, textures

Concentric cone six circles. Some smooth, some stamped. All a beautiful shade of green!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

And oh, but wait there’s more…
Sure there are larger soda-fired square vases… but adorable small ones too!
These have a different pattern on each side as well. Turn them, flip them, switch it up!
Perfect for a smaller bunch of flowers, or just a few stems.

Fun eryngium flowers… also known as blue sea thistle.

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Categories: food, friends, soda-fired, textures, tiles

Weren’t we all told as a child to “not play with your food”???
Well, my friend Allison has been playing with her food on top of one of my textured tile trivets.
And boy am I glad she is… too much fun!!!

Categories: production, textures

Last minute masks racing towards this weekend’s soda firing. Textures & colored flashing slips should look a lot better after soda-firing. Come see the finished pieces at my Holiday Home Show… always the weekend before Thanksgiving.

A little side-by-side duo action…

Categories: bowls, stamped, textures

Stamped, trimmed, accented with colored flashing slips and now drying. Not bad for bowls that were thrown less then 24 hours ago! This is what happens when racing for a soda-kiln loading in just a few days!!!

Categories: stamped, textures, tiles

Making more textured tiles for another wall installation. Not quite so many tiles this time. Slightly larger tiles, therefore, “fewer” tiles to make. Let’s hope the colored flashing slips “pop” a bit more after soda-firing this weekend.

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Categories: mugs, process, production, stamped, stamps, textures

Spent the nigh stamping mugs in the studio. I threw the cylinders yesterday and kept them covered overnight. They were still a smidge too wet… but I unwrapped them today and gave them a few more minutes to set up before stamping.

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

I’ve been working on adding some new “square” slab vases into my repertoire. Two different sizes, each with two different patterns on the two different sides. Textured, detailed with colored slip and/or glaze and soda-fired to help show off Nature’s beauty.

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, soda-fired, textures

Here’s another “sneak peek” at some of the collaboration pieces that ART IN THE GARDEN host & master metalsmith Amy Taylor made with my textured tile “cabachons.” Limited quantities… come early to snatch yours up!