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

Once again, Art In The Barn is right around the corner…
I will be in the same booth space as usual. One of the perks of being in the same booth
space is I get to be next to my metalsmith friend Molly Bitters again! She makes these
incredible pieces that combine metal work, with etched copper and hand-dyed &
pressed leather. Part of what makes them so cool, is that she not only etches the
patterns, and presses the leather to create the leather, but then combines pieces
of both “processes” into one piece!!! Love it.


In addition to these great “intaglio” pieces, she also makes a line of silver work with
animals, trees, rain clouds and more – with colorful leather backgrounds. She also
makes a line of fire-polished copper combined with leather. I’m definitely looking
forward to spending the weekend in the booth next to her –
and adding more of her beautiful work to my collection!!!

I’m sure we’ll be sharing many laughs, cookies, customers and stories over the weekend.
Check out more of her work on her website –¬†


October 6th, 2009

You rock! I was just browsing and OMG, I’m HERE? So flattered my friend. Your work ROCKS. It’s so fun to see an installation in a kitchen, etc. You definitely have my cogs in motion thinking about my next kitchen project… : ) It’s been so much fun reading your comments and looking at your pictures. What a blessing to know you and your kick-a** fam! xo!

October 7th, 2009

HEY AMY – You’re pretty darn groovy too! Yes… you and your Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips!!! But seriously, you’re work is incredible too! Anyone who can make a bowling ball slice look like a million bucks is way cool in my book. I can’t wait to get my own custom-made-just-for-me-“bowleragate”-pendant!!! Keep smiling… which keeps us smiling too!!!

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