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

Picked a perfect day to play hookie with some great friends down in Central Illinois. We weren’t doing farm stuff… I just thought this looked cool on what turned out to be a beautiful day!!!

Categories: architecture, nature, sculpture

A beautiful evening for stroll along the Chicago River… before heading back to the studio for the night. Blue skies, wispy clouds & warm temps… gotta get outside to play once & awhile!!!

Categories: architecture, textures

Some crusty architectural flourish for another Texture Tuesday!

Categories: architecture

Yesterday was chilly & windy… perfect for a drive down to Central Illinois for a wedding in Pontiac! Had to watch the weather forecast though… as the strong, gusty winds & freezing sub-zero temperatures were on their way!!! Love this old weathered barn… and seeing it evolve over the years since I drove down that way for college back in the day!

Categories: architecture, craftsmanship

While the HAMILTON stage is pretty amazing, what with the set, lighting & rotating stage… but the theater itself is pretty SPECTACULAR too!!! I’m always amazed by the architectural grandeur of the classic Chicago theater palaces. Last night we were in the Nederlander Theater which gets me every time!!! Crazy cool architecture & craftsmanship like they just don’t make any more!

Categories: architecture

Always fun to see what improvement have been made to the lakefront. Like this new pedestrian bridge that seemed to “pop-up” over the winter. It crosses over Lake Shore Drive giving better lakefront access for those on the South Side. A cool blue bridge & beautiful blue skies!

Categories: architecture, bike, Chicago

The beautiful South Shore Cultural Center on the south side of Chicago… kinda where the bike trail ends… so it makes a nice place to refuel & to turn around to head back home!

Categories: architecture, Chicago, theater

Always a stunning night when you go to the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Beautiful architecture, interior design & crazy-cool craftsmanship everywhere you look. And that’s well before you even get to see the talent onstage!!!

Categories: architecture, holiday

After a fun day at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW… we finally got all of Sarah’s stuff packed up, moved out & taken down to the loading dock by the union guys… nearly four hours later and it’s a beautiful night at the Merchandise Mart.

Categories: architecture, seasons

Colorful fall ivy climbing up the balusters. Leaves are still hanging on, gracefully clinging to the balustrade & changing colors… and it’s not every day that I get to use “balusters & balustrade” in a sentence!