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

Oh yeah, and there “may have been” a few serving bowls in the production mix today as well! Gotta make, make, make…

Categories: porcelain, production, stamped, vases

All stamped & done for the night… for tomorrow I’ll trim and add some colored flashing slip accents. Getting a little tight in my deadline to get everything ready for next weekend’s soda kiln firing! Tick, tock…

Categories: porcelain, process, production, vases, wheelthrowing

Porcelain vases thrown this morning & already moving on to the stamping phase.
I love a good productive day in the studio!

Categories: clay, porcelain

Rainy morning means no sunrise… and an early morning in the studio playing with porcelain…. full of potential.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another cloudy morning, steamy & warm. Dramatic sky with moody clouds sweeping across the horizon. A beautiful ride on a beautiful morning… even if the sun never quite made its way through.

Categories: classes, food

And oh, but wait there’s more… Dan brought back a sweet “souvenir” to share with the class. It was kind of a layered chocolate fudge, peanut butter & OREO cookie chunk of yumminess!!!… YES, PLEASE!!!

Categories: classes, food

Well, tonight was the first night of the Fall Session of my pottery wheelthrowing class at Lillstreet… so it only seemed fitting when one of my students brought in these yummy “Fall” treats!!! Thanks Jacob!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Yes, for the record... it is VERY dark when I start out on my morning ride…

Sunday morning was a busy day with my Dad staying overnight at my place & Day Two of ART IN THE GARDEN. But never too busy to sneak out while he was sleeping for a little sunrise bike ride!!! And it was a STUNNER!!! At first I thought it was going to be too cloudy for anything to really happen… but then Mother Nature proved me wrong!!!

And then the gray took over… for the rest of the day…



Categories: art fair, artists, Dad

Special THANKS to everyone who came out to ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend. Especially to my Dad who made his “triumphant return” to the art fair circuit after the passing of my Mom last month. Not only did he help put in my booth, but my artist-friends also helped celebrate his 80th Birthday!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

We’re just one day away from ART IN THE GARDEN!!!
Nine talented artists & friends getting together to host their own grassroots art fair in Glenview, Illinois. Be sure to stop by Saturday 9/7 or Sunday 9/8 from 10:00am-5:00pm to see all of the amazing work… including some spectacular collaboration projects that we’ve all been working on for weeks!!! It’s a great chance to meet the artists in a much more intimate art fair setting… it’s in Amy’s backyard garden!!!

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