Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: inspiration, mugs, summer camp

One of the cutest cups I’ve seen in awhile…
warm fuzzies thanks to another adorable Summer Camper!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Quiet & warm this morning. A stillness accentuated with foggy humidity.
Layered clouds front & back… with the dark ones blocking the colored ones!!!

 

Categories: summer camp, wheelthrowing

We’re just three days in, and my new batch of Summer Campers are well on their way. We’ve already centered, thrown, trimmed, stamped, slip painted & decorated a LOT of stoneware pots. All labeled and drying for a quick overnight firing so we can glaze them all on Friday! Things move fast around here during Summer Camp!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Not a lot of difference. Can’t really tell where the water stops and the sky begins???

Categories: classes, food

My pottery class starts in just a few minutes… and my students should be excited that I scored the two newest flavors to share in class tonight!!! Rocky Road Trip and Strawberry Shortcake!!!

Categories: summer camp, wheelthrowing

Looks like one of my Summer Campers didn’t quite get the memo…
that the clay is supposed to become a pot, and NOT fill the splash pan?!!!
At least Olivia is having some good goopey, sloppy fun!!!

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Categories: creativity

From what I’ve heard, I’m “fairly certain” that an elderly man name Mac lives here…
or at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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Categories: bike, friends

Pedaled the IRONMAN Madison bike course yesterday with two of my IRONMAN-In-Training friends! We had a great training ride up & down the 112 miles of hills, with plenty of humidity & sweat. And an entertaining stretch break for Nancy…. she stretched, while I ate ice cream!!! All worth it when riding with friends and celebrating a great finish with APPLE PIE!!! Chris & Nancy are both going to rock their IRONMAN Madison race in a few weeks!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Felt great riding this morning for a foggy, misty, humid morning…
working out all the kinks from yesterday’s 112 miles of hills!

Categories: food, mosaic, tiles

Retro cool vintage decor everywhere you look at Lombardino’s…
like being locked in a time capsule. We were there just for some homemade ice cream,
but eye-candy was pretty sweet too! We each had a flight of three scoops… chocolate, salted caramel and sour cream flavored ice cream! Yes, SOUR CREAM!!!…. kinda tasted like New York style cheesecake!

But I couldn’t decide… if a wall is tiled and painted… is it a mosaic or a mural???