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

Happy faces looking forward to seeing more friendly faces today!
Day Two of MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW is underway… including some things
you’ll never see in my art fair booth as there aren’t walls to hang things!
We’re open from 10:00am-6:00pm today!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Early morning Day Two!!! The sun is shining and I’m restocking shelves for another fun day at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. We’re open from 10:00-6:00 today with lots of pots looking to become someone’s favorite holiday gift!!!

Categories: art fair, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Lots of mugs in the dishwasher means we went through a LOT of hot apple cider today!
And that’s a good thing with lots of happy customers! More cider, more fun tomorrow!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery

A very successful Day One for the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!! Very festive. Very fun.
Looking forward to another great day tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm… c’mon by… c’mon buy!!!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Well lookey here… look what I just brought home from the studio!!! Just in time for tomorrow’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. Sure, most people do sgraffito’d porcelain in black & white… but I think color is more fun!!! Limited quantities… these might go fast?!!!

Categories: bowls, stamped

And sure, let’s not get crazy… there were a few stamped porcelain bowls in that kiln too!!! All ready for my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this weekend!!! Just in the nick of time…

Categories: bowls, sgraffito

And it’s just not sgraffito platters… I made a few “companion” bowls to go with them too! Truth be told… “just” platters don’t fill a kiln very effectively, so a few smaller bowls helped fill in some of the spaces between the platters!

Categories: platters, porcelain, sgraffito

Here’s a little bit better look at my new platters as they were coming out of the kiln… in fact, some of the shots are actually of them still IN the kiln!!! It’s gonna be first-come-first-served tomorrow morning at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!

Categories: art fair, mugs

Here’s just a quick selection of the mugs that are on the shelves for tomorrow’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. My goal is always to have a hundred or more mugs… and I’m already well-over that goal number!!! Hoping these babies go off to good homes!

Categories: art fair, mugs, soda-fired

Spending the day at home setting up, stocking shelves and climbing the stairs more times than I can count!!! But I am enjoying the good weather and the blue skies streaming in through a top shelf of mugs!!! Just getting everything ready for this weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!