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

Clear skies again this morning. Just a few wispy clouds floating through… as the water gently rippled with shimmering reflections across the lake.

Categories: art fair, bowls

Colorful bowls, stamped textures & Fall gourds… all ready for Day Two of ART IN THE BARN in Barrington. Its another beautiful day here… so come on down to the Lower Barn! We’re here until 5:00pm today!

Categories: art fair, artists, friends, My Talented Friends, nature

While you’re at ART IN THE BARN today, be sure to stop by to see my friend Sandy’s beautiful botanicals captured with a wonderful patina! Fantastic pieces further down in the Lower Barn with “Of Nature Jewelry.”

Categories: holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Well, you’ve waited long enough… and they’re finally out of the kiln… ready to give you a devilish smirky smile. This year’s addition to THE GHOULS COLLECTION… the Little Red Devils!!! Here’s your first sneak peek of these cuties as they get packed up for ART IN THE BARN this weekend. As always, it’s a limited edition of forty Red Devils… and when they’re gone, they’re gone… and “retired” from the collection!!!

Categories: holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Plenty of pumpkins headed to ART IN THE BARN this weekend. Just in time for Halloween decor… with cute little pumpkins that the squirrels won’t chew through!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Opening the kiln… filled with pumpkins & little red devils!!!
I might have pushing the deadline a smidge… but now they’re all fired, prepped, priced and ready for this weekend’s “Big Debut” at ART IN THE BARN!!!… which starts tomorrow by the way!!!

Categories: platters, stamped, textures

Plenty of platters!!!
I’m pretty excited to be bringing a bunch of NEW textured platters to ART IN THE BARN this weekend! It’s been fun exploring a new form with some new layered textures & patterns! You know I come from the school of MORE IS MORE… and I think I’ve succeeded!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Just in case you’ve “missed” all of my not-so-subtle hints… this weekend is ART IN THE BARN on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington. It’s a wonderful collection of artists, entertainment & fall fun for everyone! I will be in the Lower Barn in my double booth as usual. Twice the booth, twice the amount of pottery!!! It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend. I hope you can come out to say “Hi”… and bring a friend!!!

Categories: color, glaze, platters, stamped, textures

Swirls, spirals & stamps! A mesmerizing combination with a deep green glaze making this platter a stunner! More plates & platters like this will be coming with me to ART IN THE BARN this weekend in Barrington! C’mon out… I’ll be in the Lower Barn in my usual double booth space!

Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Cute little guy showing off his skull necklace… my photographer friend Brad’s son Jack! Apparently he loves the skull, and wears it as a good luck charm at every baseball game!!! Just one of the holiday pieces I make for ART IN THE BARN. I have a little collection of Halloween necklaces just for the kids… just a dollar if the kids buy them for themselves, but more expensive if the parents get involved! I like introducing the kids into making decisions & purchases at an art fair… made especially for them!!!