Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: color, tie-dye

Another colorful t-shirt for TIE-DYE TUESDAY!
I’ve been busy in the kitchen letting the ice melt & the colors spread! This one was just a crumpled shirt covered with ice and then sprinkled with powdered RIT Dyes! The melting does the magic!!!

Categories: color, tie-dye

More fun splashing colors & making spirals… I just can’t stop myself!

This time I scrunched a spiral into the shirt, sprinkled the RIT powdered dye onto the shirt, and then covered the whole thing with ice cubes! Easy-peezy… and so happy that the spiral turned out so well!

Categories: tie-dye

Another fun t-shirt “before & after” the ice pile! A plain white t-shirt folded up, sprinkled with powdered dye and then covered with ice cubes. As the ice melts, the color dissolves and seeps into the shirt. It’s always a surprise to see the final result… usually not what you’re expecting… but frequently better!

Categories: tie-dye

So I spent a little time in the kitchen over the weekend… not cooking… but setting up another batch of tie-dyed t-shirts! Summer Camp is coming and I need more shirts!!! Plus, I’m just a tiny bit addicted.

Categories: color, tie-dye

And for those who “noticed” two t-shirts on the first photo with dye powder sprinkled on it… here’s the BIG REVEAL of t-shirt number two!!!

For the record… I’m diggin’ it more than the first one!!!

Categories: color, tie-dye

It’s another TIE-DYE TUESDAY… at least for me!!!
Unfurling another ice-dyed shirt that sat there while the ice melted & the dye seeped in. It’s always fun to see what happened when you get to do the big reveal! Sometimes it’s good… sometimes it’s not… but sometimes it’s GREAT!!! I think this one is somewhere in the middle… but it will look better without all of those wrinkles!!!

Categories: color, tie-dye

It’s sunny outside, but surprisingly cold today! The perfect time to brighten the day by washing out another new tie-dyed shirt. I’ve done a few of these during the shut-down… ice-dyeing in the sink… looking forward to my “new” Summer Camp wardrobe!!!

Okay, who am I kidding… my EVERYday wardrobe!!! HA!!!