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

A beautiful start to another beautiful day. The water was choppy with a cold wind blowing in off the lake… but the sunrise was beautiful as the colored clouds made a nice backdrop for the skyline.

Categories: food, platters

As part of yesterday’s Christmas celebration, my family decided to go with pajamas & breakfast foods for dinner! And you know how much I LOVE a good theme… so for my dessert I made a new Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake! Layered with cinnamon throughout & a creamy cheesecake frosting on top!

Categories: holiday, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

Not a 100% sure what I’m “celebrating” today…
But I’ll be “boxing up” the remains of my Holiday Home Shows today! I’ve been “living in a store” in my condo for two months now. I can’t wait to start putting it all away to reclaim my space.

And again, with a HUGE “Thank You” to everyone who stopped by and made it a little easier for me to pack up now with a LOT less pottery on the shelves!!!

Categories: family, holiday

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates the day… mine will be filled with my family in pajamas, silly holiday games with fun “presents” as prizes, breakfast foods for dinner & plenty of holiday desserts! Hoping your day is filled with fun festivities too.

Did I mention desserts???

Categories: bike, holiday, sunrise

A little sunrise “present” this morning to start off my Christmas Day. It was great to finally NOT have a gray, rainy & overly clouded morning. It felt good to start my day with a nice bike ride… now bring on the Christmas treats & sweets!!!

Categories: holiday

Wishing you & yours a wonderful holiday season.
Filled with family & friends making magical memories for years to come.

Categories: friends, holiday

Celebrating a beautiful night showing off a beautiful collection of ceramic Christmas Trees… in a beautiful display cabinet. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend. And thanks to Keith & Julie for sharing their collections with us.

But wait… what is that?… a red & white peppermint-striped tree?…
perhaps some festive inspiration for next year???

Categories: holiday

After my recent online pop-up Christmas Tree sale… it looks like Anna’s FOREST of Christmas Trees just keeps getting bigger & bigger down in Orlando!!!

Categories: holiday

The usual holiday tradition of a tree is manifested in an unadorned aluminum pole, which is in direct contrast to normal holiday materialism. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the “Airing of Grievances” which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the “Feats of Strength” where the head of the household must be pinned.


Categories: holiday

Another festive Christmas display… this time all the way from Kissimmee! It might be warm outside in Florida, but there’s a snowy winter frost, holly berries, candles & a ceramic Christmas tree inside! Thanks for sharing your holidays Beverly!