Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: glaze, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Right now, the new Ghouls are “green with envy”! A bit of sprayed glaze… looking kinda like mint chocolate chip ice cream… but will turn to a glossy clear glaze after firing! Getting ready to go into the kiln… one step closer to this weekend’s art fair!!!

Categories: terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

After a long night of painting underglazes, the newest Ghoul is getting cuter & cuter! Little pops of color to give each of them a little more attitude! Can’t wait to get these done so they can join all of the others in THE GHOULS COLLECTION… and their Big Debut this weekend at ART IN THE BARN in Barrington!

Categories: color, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

My little army of forty Red Devils is coming along nicely… all sprayed with a couple different colors of underglaze. Next up… some more colors to make them really come alive!

Categories: color, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

They’re getting their RED on!!!

Categories: terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

I’ve been having a devilishly good time assembling the latest addition to THE GHOULS COLLECTION this week. Many late hours in the studio trying to get them all ready for their big debut at ART IN THE BARN this weekend. Looks like they’re all good with horns, ears & quirky faces. Time to add some color… quickly!!!

Categories: process, production, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

There’s a whole lotta scoring & slipping going on as I continue to add details to the latest addition to The Ghouls Collection. Getting cuter & cuter with every piece I add on!!! Just hope they all get done in time for ART IN THE BARN?!!!

Categories: process, production, studio, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Made some good progress on the newest Ghoul today.
Still have a LONG ways to go… but for now, they’re under wraps for the night!

Categories: terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

One of the best parts of throwing forty “Ghoul Heads” in one day… is that by the time you get to the end, it’s already time to start trimming the bottoms of the first ones! It’s been a VERY productive day in the studio… and it kinda had to be. Deadlines approaching quickly!!!

Categories: clay, process, production, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Another batch of balls… another batch of Ghouls!!!
Next weekend is ART IN THE BARN… after a long year’s hiatus… so it’s time to introduce a new member into The Ghouls Collection!

Giddy-up Ghouls!!!

Categories: holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

I hope you all had a fun candy-filled day… safe & distant!!!