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

Sweet little Santa’s chillin’ and ready to go… at LICKETY SPLIT!!!

Categories: bike, holiday

Dear Santa…  one last request…
I woke up this morning and it looks like we might actually get a White Christmas?!
And I might need you to bring me a new sweater… like THIS one!!!

Categories: holiday

Counting down… just one more night before the night before Christmas! I know I still have a lot to get done… and I’m guessing I’m not alone out there! Still shopping, wrapping & packing… fa la la la la….

Categories: holiday, television

Time to prepare for the “Feats of Strength” and the “Airing of Grievances”!
And no tinsel… it’s just too distracting!!!

Categories: food

Retro candies & other sweet treats make the perfect stocking stuffers at LICKETY SPLIT.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another chilly morning along the lakefront. Too many low-flying clouds to get a “real” sunrise… but we did get a couple great streaks & splashes along the way!





Categories: glaze, holiday, organization, pottery, stamped

Still wrapping up some presents… and don’t you love when the box fits perfectly?!!!
Good thing I had pizza for dinner last night.

Oh, and by the way, if this gift turns out to be yours,
please act surprised when you open it!!!

Categories: holiday, ornaments, soda-fired

We’re getting closer to the holidays…
still plenty of time for shopping, wrapping, packing, and “ornamenting.”

Categories: food

One of the many benefits of “shopping local” is a sweet handmade treat now & again… like this yummy “Eggnog Snap” from LICKETY SPLIT in my neighborhood. Frozen eggnog custard, caramel sauce & gingersnap cookies all blended together after a productive morning of Christmas shopping!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another gray morning along the lake. A nice ride, but always questioning if that “shine” on the bike trail is frozen or just a puddle?! Pedal safe… and now I guess I should consider wrapping a few presents, huh???