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

I’m sure this is not a surprise, but my first art fair of the season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re all suffering through. As everyone is social distancing & self-isolating, please keep in mind that there are a lot of self-employed artists out there who will be scrambling to find new ways to get though this. We are a tough, innovative & resilient group… but this is all new & different for all of us! Watch here on my Facebook page for some upcoming flash sales… for those of you who might a “need” a new mug or something else to brighten your day while you’re still stuck in the safety of your own home!

And thanks to the folks at Prairie View Arts for inviting me back to their show this year… and for making the right decision to cancel this show. It’s a great art show with a great group of people. A tough decision to make… but necessary during these tough times.

Categories: art fair, patterns, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Another stamped & soda-fired vase waiting to find a new home
tomorrow at MUD & METAL… my Second Holiday Home Show!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends

Whatcha doin’ tomorrow?
Perhaps shopping for Christmas gifts?… why not stop by my Second Holiday Home Show?!!! Lots of pots in every room… plus my friend & metalsmith Amy Taylor will be showing off her treasures as well. Pottery & jewelry… that pretty much covers everyone on your list, right?!!

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends, pottery

Still have a few people on your holiday gift list?…
Well, I’m hosting one last HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm. Lots of pottery in every room… replenished & restocked for round two!!! And even better?… my good friend & amazing metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me as my special Guest Artist with all of her amazing jewelry!!! Stop by this Saturday to finish up your holiday shopping… or just to say HELLO!!!



Categories: art fair, mugs

The ST. NICK’S DAY ONLINE MUG SALE is almost over!
There are only two mugs left to be claimed!!! Thanks to everyone who has already found their mug… but if you still want to claim one of these two, scroll back about three Facebook posts on my page, find these mugs #3 & #18, and then leave a comment of “MINE” on the mug you want. First come, first served! Only two left in this online sale!!!

Mug #18

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

I spent the day today down at The One Of A Kind Show helping my friend & uber-talented metalsmith Sarah Chapman in her booth. Beautiful work as always… plus an entire wall dedicated to brooches!!! Sarah did a challenge through 2019 of making one brooch a week!!! I’ll be playing with her again tomorrow at The Merchandise Mart… so be sure to stop by and say “Hello” in Booth #2118.

Categories: art fair, mugs

Just THREE HOURS until the official kick-off of my ST. NICK’S DAY ONLINE MUG SALE!!! Be sure to come back to my Facebook page to see the “official” Photo Album at 8:00pm tonight. The first person to leave a Comment on each photo that says “Mine” will get a great mug! First come, first served… and when they’re gone they’re gone!!!

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

Coming soon…
another chance to score a FIRE WHEN READY POTTERY mug or two online!!!
Yes, I will soon be hosting an online sale on my Facebook page offering up twenty mugs online for those of you who can’t quite make it to an art fair or my Holiday Home Show! You may have “followed” me for years… and now a chance to get a mug!!! More details coming soon… just in time for St. Nick’s Day!!!

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

You’ve got about two weeks to finalize your Holiday Gift List…
as my final HOLIDAY HOME SHOW is on Saturday, December 14th from 10:00am-6:00pm. A fun day with my friend & amazing metalsmith Amy Taylor joining me as my Guest Artist. Lots of pottery & jewelry for everyone on your list… and something special for you too!

Categories: art fair, ornaments, pottery, soda-fired

Huge THANKS to everyone who came out this weekend for my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. So much fun to kick-off the holiday season with so many friendly faces sharing stories, sharing yummies & sharing our love for pottery!!! More holiday fun to come…