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

Seven Days & Seven Photos in black & white of your everyday life.
No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join everyday.

Day 2 of 7.
I was challenged by my friends Barb Duro & Pammy Walden.
Today I challenge Nancy Jana Kent.

Categories: bike, sunrise

With morning temps in the low 40′s, it felt oddly warm as the clouds blew through the City. It was an interesting race of clouds versus sun… wondering how it was going to play out as the sunrise tried its best to break through. And boy, did it!!!

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Categories: artists, friends, mugs, My Talented Friends

This weekend I received a wonderful gift from one of my many Talented Friends!
Allison did a new illustration every day through the month of October… Ink-tober !
One of her masterpieces featured one of my stamped & soda-fired mugs upfront & centered. Huge thanks to Allison for my gift… and for sharing her art & talents with all of us!

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Categories: sunrise

Seven Days & Seven Photos in black & white of your everyday life.
No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join everyday.

Day 1 of 7.
I was challenged by my friends Barb Duro & Pammy Walden.
Today I challenge Sarah Chapman.

Categories: family, food, Mom & Dad

A little congratulatory “whew-another-show-down” frozen custard treat with my Mom & Dad at one of my favorites tonight…. LICKETY SPLIT. This time it was pumpkin flavored frozen custard blended with an actual piece of pumpkin pie!!! Yes, please… again!!!

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Categories: family

A little post-show INSTAGRAM lesson with my Mom.
I keep telling her the more she does it the easier it gets. Right?

I’m not sure she’s buying it.

Categories: art fair

The second day of my Holiday Home Show has come to an end.
Another successful show!!! Thanks to everyone who stopped by…
as we’re done & ready to “roll up the rug.” Figuratively of course.

Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery

It’s Day Two of the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!
The sun is shining, so much better than yesterday!
We’re all decked out for Christmas with tons of pots for your holiday gift list.
We’re open from 10:00am-6:00pm. C’mon by!

FIRE WHEN READY POTTERY
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago IL 60660

Categories: art fair, mugs

Day One of the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW done!
Thanks to everyone who braved the rainy-slushy-sleety weather today. Tonight I’ll be restocking, adding more to the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” shelves and washing all of the mugs after going through a lot of hot apple cider today. Remember, we do it all again tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm. Giddy-up!

Categories: holiday, ornaments, soda-fired

Still setting up my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW and putting out some of my wheelthrown & soda-fired holiday ornaments. Lots of ornaments… and lots of fun to make!!!