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

A quick glimpse at some of the mugs that came out of my most recent cone 6 glaze kiln LATE Friday night… just in time to make their way to ART IN THE BARN. Some might have still been a bit warm?!

Categories: art fair, family, photography, Taylor

My niece Taylor came out to help at ART IN THE BARN both days.
She’s a great booth assistant, and apparently a blossoming “marketing director” in the making… with her own Instagram collage post to her friends & followers.
Always thinking, always helping.

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Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to ART IN THE BARN this weekend.
Taking on the heatwave to support your favorite artists. I know many of us felt like these Zombies after two days in the sultry-steamy-sweaty weather. But it was so much fun to see everyone again. So many good customers, artist friends, family and Zombie Hunters!!!

If you’re off to a good start on your own Ghouls Collection,
I’d love to see a photo of them when you bring them out for the season!
Shoot me an e-mail with your photos – gary@firewhenreadypottery.com. Thanks!

Categories: bike, sunrise

After two full days of standing around working at the art fair, it felt GREAT to be back in the saddle this morning. The sunrise started slow, but sure ended with a bang!!!

Categories: holiday, terra cotta

Here’s the Big Reveal… a new ZOMBIE has been added to The Ghouls Collection.
The “walking dead” are headed towards Barrington this weekend! The latest addition to The Ghouls Collection… perfect for your whimsically creepy Halloween decor!

 

Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Look who’s crawling out of the kiln!!!
The thronging masses of Zombies have gathered and are heading towards ART IN THE BARN in Barrington this weekend. Limited Edition of forty… get ‘em before they die again!!!

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Categories: Chicago, photography, sunrise

Sweeping sunrise colors across the lakefront & skyline.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another sweaty morning as this little summer “heatwave” continues to hang on.
And I’m all for it… keep Summer going!!! I’m not ready for Fall yet.

Even though TODAY is officially the first day of Fall.

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Categories: kiln firing, process, production

Always a good sign. Just one last kiln done and cooling for this weekend’s
ART IN THE BARN. Not so bad… my third kiln this week!!!

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Categories: glaze, production

The newest addition to The Ghouls are GLAZED!!!
The crazy green color is actually a low-fire clear glaze. The real colors will pop-out after firing… and that’s not the only thing that will be popping-out!!! Just sayin’… hint, hint…