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

Finishing off another batch of mugs to celebrate another MUGSHOT MONDAY!!! Stamped, handled & accented with colored slips for soda firing!!


Categories: mugs, process, production

Getting ready to add make some handles… and then make some mugs! Always my favorite thing to make!!!

Categories: sculpture

Just some of the cool things you find along the concrete blocks that line portions of Chicago’s lakefront. Wonder how long some of these relief carvings took to create?? Carving into dried concrete blocks can’t be easy or fast!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

As the sunrise gets later & later in the day, I find that my morning ride is staying darker for more of the miles! This morning it was pretty much black when I started out… with a few airplanes lining up to land at O’Hare! Luckily, at about the halfway point, the sun began to illuminate the sky… and we were treated with a nice sunrise just before I made it home!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

After too many mornings of rain, it was great to have finally see the sun… and a “dry” bike trial along the lakefront. Sure, the clouds were still shrouding the skyline, and it was a bit chillier than I expected… but the sun finally made an appearance & brightened my day!

Categories: art fair, ETSY Shop, pottery

Just a quick reminder… my ETSY Store is still open & full of fun pottery! Stamped. Soda-fired. Glazed. But the current selection is scheduled to “close” this coming Monday 10/18/21. If you want to see the “full” selection, check it out this weekend… and add a few pieces to your collection!

When these products “expire” on ETSY next Monday, I will be re-stocking my shop with a much smaller selection of pieces! My plan is to refresh & replenish my ETSY Shop more frequently, but with smaller batches of pottery!

Categories: bike, sculpture, sunrise

Okay, so I’ve been a little busy… a little too busy to post sunrise photos on a timely basis… but NEVER too busy to pedal for the sunrise! Like this ride from yesterday morning… before the big storm clouds moved in later in the day!

Categories: art fair, artists

Just one month from today!
Mark your calendars now… jewelry, fine art, paintings, candles, pottery & more… and possibly another fun collaboration project?!

Categories: flowers, textures

Pretty little pink pokers… a pop of color & some fun natural textures for another Texture Tuesday!

Categories: stamped, textures, vases

Celebrating another TEXTURE TUESDAY with a collection of my stamped & soda-fired square vases. The textures are fun… especially because there’s a different textured pattern on the other side of each vase!!! Get tired of one side?… just turn it around.