Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: friends, My Talented Friends

Another installment in “My Talented Friends” series of blog entries…
I met Martin when he started taking my wheelthrowing class at Lillstreet Art Center.
His wife Christi had been taking my class for a couple sessions when Martin
decided to give it a try. I could tell right away that he was artistic… but who knew?!

As time went on, I found out that he was an architectural model maker by trade
but looking for other artistic outlets. It wasn’t until I got to know them better
that I found out that Martin is also a very talented painter. As well as a proper
Englishman complete with accent, Shepherd’s Pie and Pims!


When the opportunity came up for he and Christi to move to Raleigh, North Carolina
for Christi’s new job, it was then that Martin decided to make a go of it and become
a full-time artist. He’s how happily in his studio with pen & ink, oil paints and any
other medium he can get his artistic hands on!


So now he is getting himself established in the Raleigh art scene,
and finding ways to get his work out there. If you would like to see more, visit his
website at


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