Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: inspiration, photography, pottery, process, production, seasons, stamps, studio, textures

So… for those of you who have been watching my work and paying attention
over the past couple years, you may have noticed that certain stamps get used
more often than others – with one or two in particular!


So I thought I’d share with you “my favorite stamp”!
Yep, it seems like this is the one that I turn to “when all else fails.”
There are literally hundreds of stamps in my arsenal – and yet a few favorites
keep surfacing… when I go to make my surface textures! Surprisingly…
it is also one of my first handmade stamps!


Tonight I stamped a couple serving bowls – all with that one stamp!!!
One stamp at a time… over… and over.. and over!


Categories: inspiration, nature, photography, sunrise

Because one sunrise is never enough…
and this morning’s was stunning – and then got even better!!!


Categories: bike, inspiration, nature, sunrise
Categories: artists, inspiration, tiles


Another bike ride, another “treasure” on the Lakefront…
Apparently, at some point during the fall last year, there was some roof repair work
done on the terra cotta tile roof at Promontory Point along the lakefront.
But what a nice surprise to see that someone had a “vision” and decided to create
some art instead of just throwing away the old shingles?! So cool to find random surprises
like this along the lake. And even cooler that no one has messed with it, taken it or ruined it!
Kinda restores your faith in humanity… and creativity, no?