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

Making vase… making patterns!
Just a little stamping on the latest batch of porcelain vases.

Categories: clay, porcelain, vases

I’m making some new vases for an upcoming event.
Hope I can get them stamped, dried, fired, glazed & fired again in time for the big party?!!!
Fingers crossed.

Categories: classes, lillstreet, summer camp, terra cotta

CHESS CAMP at LILLSTREET  :  Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14  :  9:00am-3:30pm

Are your kids looking for a fun Summer Camp for the week after 4th of July??
Well, we will once again tackling thematic Chess Sets with one of my favorite Summer Camps at Lillstreet Art Center. We’ll spend the week making thematic chess sets… handbuilt chess pieces with whatever theme the kids want!!! That’s a LOT of pieces to design & build… all building up to the big climax of actually playing chess with the complete set they’ve designed & built all by themselves! And they get to play with ME!!! How cool is that?!

Click here for more information or to register your kids!!! Only a few spots left!

Categories: clay, process, studio

After scooping out another huge batch of hydrated reclaim clay, I just finished pulverizing another batch of dry clay to start the process all over again!

Categories: food

Uh oh… this could be dangerous. You know how I LOVE a good s’more.
Bring on the marshmallows & chocolate!!!

Categories: artists, creativity

Some fun graffiti art under the bridge at Lake Shore Drive and Illinois… just as you’re leaving Navy Pier! A fun mix of street art, spray paint and Chicago sport team pride!

Categories: photography, sunrise

The bigger the sky show… the bigger the pictures!

Categories: sunrise

A breezy sunrise ride as dramatic clouds blew through the City. Fantastic colors and a dramatic sunrise sky show.

Categories: color, flowers

For the longest time, I presumed this wildflower you see along roadsides everywhere was called Periwinkle. Like the color, right? Makes sense. I just found out a couple weeks ago that it’s actually Chicory. Who knew? Years of biking past these flowers and I was totally wrong!!!