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

All stamped & detailed with colored flashing slip. Set aside for the night as they start to dry… for an upcoming bisque kiln! Meanwhile, freshly thrown pots cover my work table hoping that they stiffen up enough overnight so I can stamp them tomorrow!

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

A little early morning stamping… larger vases getting patterned & textured. So now they need some trimming & colored flashing slip accents before they start to dry!

Categories: stamped, surface decoration, vases

No chance for a sunrise on this overly cloudy morning, so I did some early-morning stamping instead! No sweat… literally.

Categories: vases, wheelthrowing

Just a little early-morning wheelthrowing to kick-start the day!

Categories: flowers, vases

Katherine came to ART IN THE BARN this past weekend and purchased an ikebana vase in my booth. Then she was “inspired” to make her first ikebana flower arrangement using flowers from her own backyard garden. So beautiful… now I kinda want to see her whole garden?! Nicely done Katherine!!!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

The Fall coolness may be in the air today, but that doesn’t mean that the flowers are done showing off. Like these beautiful green hydrangeas that look perfect in a stamped & soda-fired vase!

Categories: flowers, vases

A single blossom in an ikebana vase. Always easy… always striking! A small pin frog inside to hold the stem, a bit of water… and voila’ you’ve got a beautiful centerpiece. Sure, you can also insert several flower stems… but no need for the full over-the-top lavish bouquet to make a floral statement. Plenty of ikebana vases coming to ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, textures, vases

So my textured slab vases are all assembled, now with three small holes in the tops. How cute would it be to have a single flower stem in each of those holes???… enter Cory McCrory for some whimsical & colorful “additions” for this ART IN THE GARDEN collaboration!

Categories: collaborations, stamped, textures, vases

And now back to the collaboration that I’m working on with my pal Cory McCrory for ART IN THE GARDEN. I started with some stamped & textured slabs… and now assembling them into “box” vases… adding tops & closing them up!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Apparently a BIG yellow flower needs a special stamped & soda-fired vase of its own!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty Rosene!