Organicflame Pottery by Jackie Maphis , Wake and Bake Mugs and More


If you are interested in seeing what I have available right now, check my  Etsy or Amazon pages, links below.


I have been working on new Dragon mugs,  The first ones are wake and bakes.



I am taking all new photos of mt work

2017  has made it.  First kiln load of the year.

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Working hard for 2 shows in December. I am making myself leave the studio and do shows and meet people. This batch of cephalapods are a bit darker, when i made the glaze I added a small amount of cobalt carbonate to the recipe. I use a nice white liner glaze on the inside so as to not have to concern about food safety.














Here are a few more freshly finished pieces ready for my Hauntizaar show.


Halloween is coming







Been busy making and not blogging. As always you can see what I have new by stopping by my etsy page listed above. Here are my latest. I am back to doing more face mugs since everyone and his brother has been making poor quality wake and bakes, I decided to make some that can’t be copied.









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Wake and Bake Mug Majolica style Running horses coffee mug, pipe hand painted ooak

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Wake and Bake poppy girl mug pipe nacho mammas coffee mug

Some older stuff just for fun

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Wake and Bake , Coffee mug and pipe combo, all on a face mug!

Wake and Bake , Coffee mug and pipe combo, all on a face mug!

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A few more of this weeks pieces.  I love the caramel ice cream one. Working on Majolica ware and I like my progress.


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I am doing a portrait wake and bake,  posting the progress just for fun.


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Last year ended with a bang and this year I plan to learn so much more about what I do but I am starting the year out by working on bowls for  “The Empty Bowls” project.

Last year ended with me making at a furious pace trying to keep up. I had   Will it happen again?  Hard to say. I had a stamp made for on my work, no more scribbled names in clay…. The first holiday to target will be Valentines day.




Some of my recent work. I am constantly playing with form and colors keep checking back for new items.

I did a lot of custom work leading up to Christmas.  Looking forward to simple stuff for a few weeks.


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Playing with different designs instead of just one or two colors.


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Wake and Bake Mugs this week…

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7/12/2015 This is a fine little water pipe and can be found on Etsy

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I have linked my pieces to my Etsy Sales page to make purchasing easier, or just head on over;

Wake and Bake , Coffee mug and pipe combo, all on a face mug!

Wake and Bake , Coffee mug and pipe combo, all on a face mug!


Cryptozooilogical Taxidermy, Miniature Unicorn

Cryptozooilogical Taxidermy, Miniature Unicorn


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Those were so popular I made more!  I Especially like the red one.

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And just for fun, a Wake and Bake

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I havent been updating as aften as I should,  so here is a couple weeks worth…

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I put this together last night,  made a video too and I’ll figure out how to upload it eventually


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My latest jug….


I had a nice firing yesterday and got some great pieces,  I am in love with the Majolica style Pitcher and plan to expand the set.

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I have a nice kiln op-ening this morning.  I was testing glazes that I made instead of using commercial brands and finishing up a few pieces.  Some items I sell on Etsy,  others i sell on ebay and sometimes both.  Ebay I go under the name “redheadedpotter”

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My new teapot,  today it will go in the kiln for its glaze fire.  it will be red.

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I been working hard at getting more items for my etsy page…  Vincent is finished.  He turned out Great.

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I never posted the finished sea anemone…. so here she is.

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Just finished a small bottle with a swing top lid,  8 oz.  Perfect for olive oil.

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I tried something new recently, the vase was made with the use of sodium silicate applied to the outer wall. With the application of heat, the process of shaping the wall created the vase’s crackle pattern. The vase was fired and then treated with a copper wash to enhance the cracks and glazed on the top rim.

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I made a new mug,  I am hoping that it makes it through the firing stages.  I will allow it to dry for a couple of weeks first.  I will pull out the old underglazes and try painting it in vincent style.  I am not sure I can do it justice but we will see.

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The bane of all potters…..  Don’t say it,  don’t ask it and don’t hum it!

I am getting over the Christmas rush and restocking supplies.  I have been trying new things.  I am working witrh chemicals to enhance my work. Here is an example of this weeks focus.  What I am doing is applying sodium silicate to the surface of the pot after I throw it and then I dry the surface with a heat gun just slightly.  Working from the inside only I veryu slowly stretch out the pot and it creates a wonderful texture.  I will do a video of this technique  and upload it in the next week.

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I have been playing with roosters this past couple of weeks…. and sea anemones

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I made this great little fabric design to make my pictures look nicer.  It is for sale on Spoonflower.  Doesnt that look more professional?


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Just after christmas and I am working hard to get my inventory filled with fun things.  Sales were good this year. Here are a few new things.

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Teapot with a little picasso influence, not yet fired.

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Happy Thanksgiving week Everyone, Here are a couple of finished pieces for you to gander at. I am presently working hard to get caught up with everything.  I love the glaze color on Cthulhu.

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I have been on a serious Cthulhu kick lately,  Cthulhu is great to do because open to interpretation, since Lovecraft didn’t have a real clear picture of him.

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Yesterday I spend all afternoon working on this new piece.  As you see it is  a horse teapot.   The lid is a little small so I threw a new one today and it will fit alot nicer. Then I threw a tea/herb/stash jar to fit the old lid.  I took pics of the pony teapot for you.




I pulled a few new things from the kiln,  my tiny Cthuhlu turned out well, as did my new mugs. Color me pleased.

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Here is my work in progress for Halloween evening.  I decided on another chtuhlu jug.  Love him

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A couple new lil monsters.  2 of these are in a dark brown clay.

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and more mugs etc

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Latest Items 10/22/14

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These Items finished in September 2014.  I need to make more jugs.


A pretty Speckled Sussex Roo.


This is peace jug, designed and wheel thrown with sculpt elements for a collection by a group of jug makers. (available)


Face Jug Ood from Dr Who, this is also often mistaken for Cthuhulu. (not available)


The best ever leading man in a romance movie.  Creature of the black lagoon was a romance wasn’t it? (not available)


One eyed one horned….


Candy Rush anyone?  (available)


One eyed one horned face jug.  (available)


Hand built Rose teapot  (unavailable)

Here are a few pieces that are waiting to be finished.  Feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in anything and we can talk about it.

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In Progress,  monster water pipe.  Special order

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September 2014,  a couple of guys just off the wheel.

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