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

Another platter fully stamped with one stamp all the way around…
one by one… by one… by one…

Categories: flowers, garden

Overnight showers make for happy morning flowers & hostas.
Beautiful iris, wild columbine & variegated hosta leaves still with the droplets hanging on.



Categories: bike, sunrise

After last night’s rain, this morning was warm, muggy & humid. Just some low-flying clouds on the horizon… with a few more working their way in. Even when the sunrise isn’t all that spectacular… it is still pretty darn GREAT!!!

Categories: classes, food

Tonight in my pottery class we had another sweet treat from “across the Pond.” Special thanks to Katie who “imported” these from London on her way home through Heathrow Airport. Didn’t really expect it to be a slab of chocolate wedged inside a mini OREO cookie?! Not that that’s a bad thing.

Categories: flowers, garden, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Mini flowers need mini vases.
And mini vases need mini stamps, right?!
Love the smell of lily-of-the-valley too!!!

Categories: flowers, garden

One of my favorite iris flowers currently blooming in my garden. A classic color combination with that intoxicating fragrance that sparks childhood memories every time. Am I the only one who loves the scent of irises???

Categories: photography, sunrise

Colorful clouds sweeping the skyline.
Big clouds, big photo!

Categories: bike, sunrise

After a weekend of steamy temps & clear blue skies… it felt great to have colorful skies & cooler temps this morning. Sure, the clouds took over as gray for the day, and the temps made it sticky, hot & humid.

But did I mention that this morning was really nice???

Categories: family, Taylor

Looks like there’s a new puppy in the family!
My niece Taylor adopted a new puppy this morning. A new friend for her
and their dog Shadow. Now we’re just looking for a good name… any suggestions???

Categories: glaze, mugs

Goin’ green for Mugshot Monday! With a drippy green glaze combo
and the succulents that survived the steamin’ hot art fair this weekend.