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

Clear skies. Clear sailing… with a bit of a breeze...
cruising along the bike trail this morning felt GREAT!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, food

I’ve always said that “the best part of biking, is stopping.”
Especially when the end of the ride is across the street from Superdawg…
which was extra tasty after our wonderful day of riding!!!

Categories: Uncategorized

At one point along our ride we were down by the Lakefront… and we just had to laugh.
We weren’t LOST, but it sure felt like we had found one of the hatches
from the Dharma Initiative!!! Too funny!


Categories: flowers, nature

A beautiful day for riding, with some beautiful flora along the way… and some fauna too!
We saw lot of Nature along the way, some beautiful flowers, a groovy espalier…
and about sixteen deer along the way!!!

Categories: nature, photography

Beautiful blue skies. Beautiful vista over the lake.
Panoramic photo needed to capture the beauty!

Categories: bike

Some mornings it’s tough to get out & onto the bike…
like this morning when it was already raining!

Chris & I decided to change our route today, and we waited until the rain stopped… and then headed north… as far as we could where the PATH ENDED!!! Sure glad we did as it turned out to be a GORGEOUS day as we went up through the lagoons, up to the Naval Base and enjoyed playing along the Lake on the way back. Such a wonderful ride!!!



Categories: mugs, porcelain, process, production, wheelthrowing

Feeling a little uninspired this afternoon… so it’s back to my favorites

Playing with porcelain and throwing another batch of cylinders
that will soon be stamped, trimmed, handled and MUG-ified!!!

Categories: nature, photography, sunrise

Big sunrise sky-shows require big sunrise photos!!!
And this morning had one of them!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

With a surprising start to a surprisingly nice day, it was good to see that sliver of sunrise color coming through before the sun went away behind the clouds. The forecast wasn’t so good for this weekend… but it looks like we’re off to a good start… with another BEAUTIFUL sunrise!!!


Categories: food

A quick treat after the end of this week’s Summer Camp. A trio of amazing ice cream flavors from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Old Town… Blackout Chocolate Cake, Goat Cheese & Red Cherries, and the new Atlantic Beach Pie! Great camp, great ending!