Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: mugs, soda-fired, textures

Caught by the teeniest sliver of sun through dining room blinds.
Slab-Wheel Combo Mugs ready & waiting for this Saturday’s Holiday Home Show!!!




Categories: tools

Christmas seems to have come a bit early with a new set of pottery tools by Diamond Core Tools. I can’t wait to get back into the studio after the holidays to really give them all a test drive! I love my first group of tools… so I have HIGH expectations for these ones too! They’re the sharpest & cleanest carving tools I’ve ever tried!! The perfect Christmas gift for any potter or ceramic artist.

Click here to go to their website for a wide selection of carving tools…
as well as other grinding, smoothing, and finishing tools.

Categories: food, friends

Little late night cheesy yumminess after taking down Sarah’s booth at One Of A Kind. Always a good time with Sarah & Pam… even better with deep dish pizza with extra cheese!!!

Categories: food

Rows & rows of YUMMY in the gourmet section at the “One Of A Kind Show”!!!

Couldn’t decide… so sue me!

Chocolate covered Twinkies AND chocolate covered marshmallows!!!
In both dark AND milk chocolate!!!

Always good to have choices… and CHOCOLATE!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, friends, My Talented Friends
Another afternoon of fun hanging out with the talented Sarah Chapman
at the “One Of A Kind Show.” Lots of beautiful work, baubles & shadowplay!


Categories: soda-fired

Just a couple friendly faces that will be making an appearance on my living room wall during the Second Holiday Home Show this Saturday! Yes, I do make more than mere “pots”… I just don’t have a good place to hang them inside my art fair tent, so you may never have seen these before?!


Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Spent the day with my friend & talented metalsmith Sarah Chapman down at the “One Of A Kind Show” downtown at the Merchandise Mart. Her jewelry is pretty darn amazing… and so is she! Stop by tomorrow from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Amazing jewelry. Great designs. And fun customers…
one of whom referred to this second piece as “tiny baskets of frickin’ jewels.”

Categories: art fair, holiday, My Talented Friends

Still need to do some holiday shopping? Looking for that perfect gift for that perfect someone… or even yourself? Well, next Saturday is my Second Holiday Home Show. The perfect chance to swing by my place to do some shopping, chatting or just kickin’ back on my sofa! Also, my friend & fantastic metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me for the day with her beautiful jewelry. So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16th at my place… and bring a friend or two!!!


Categories: patterns, seasons

Morning snow on the backyard garden bench.
Texture. Pattern. Snow.

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

Looks like my friend & talented metalsmith Amy Taylor has a lot of shining beauties on her workbench getting ready for next weekend. Remember, she’ll by my Guest Artist again for this year’s Mud & Metal : My Second Holiday Home Show on Saturday, December 16th. Mark your calendars!