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

HUGE THANKS to all of my wonderful friends, family & customers who came out to Barrington this weekend in the heatwave. None of us would expect to be sweating like that during the first weekend of Fall. Regardless of the heat… it’s always fun to get a ribbon at the art fair. And if I were to “choose” which ribbon I would want… it’s THIS ONE!!! It’s for being one of the Top Ten Seller’s at last year’s ART IN THE BARN. So this is the ribbon that really matters!!! And I hope we get another one next year to prove that we can sell pottery even during a hot spell.

Categories: art fair, family, photography, Taylor

My niece Taylor came out to help at ART IN THE BARN both days.
She’s a great booth assistant, and apparently a blossoming “marketing director” in the making… with her own Instagram collage post to her friends & followers.
Always thinking, always helping.

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Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to ART IN THE BARN this weekend.
Taking on the heatwave to support your favorite artists. I know many of us felt like these Zombies after two days in the sultry-steamy-sweaty weather. But it was so much fun to see everyone again. So many good customers, artist friends, family and Zombie Hunters!!!

If you’re off to a good start on your own Ghouls Collection,
I’d love to see a photo of them when you bring them out for the season!
Shoot me an e-mail with your photos – gary@firewhenreadypottery.com. Thanks!

Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Look who’s crawling out of the kiln!!!
The thronging masses of Zombies have gathered and are heading towards ART IN THE BARN in Barrington this weekend. Limited Edition of forty… get ‘em before they die again!!!

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Categories: art fair, holiday

Also coming to ART IN THE BARN… festive holiday necklaces for the kids! With more candy corn pendants and adding new bloodshot eyeballs into the mix… joining the pumpkins, skulls & ghosts. Even the kids should have a chance to enjoy the art fair and buy their own wearable artwork!!! Special pricing if you’re 10 or younger!

Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Freshly fired in the kiln… these little gourds are headed to ART IN THE BARN this weekend!
They started as one of the first pieces in “The Ghouls Collection.” But they were just too friggin’ cute to retire. So I’ve continued to make more pumpkins every year while the rest of the Ghouls are “retired” when they sell out. A limited edition for the Ghouls… but the pumpkins just keep sprouting up!!!

Okay, “maybe” this one might be staying at home in my own Pumpkin Patch?! Too cute.

 

Categories: art fair

This weekend is the BIGGEST art fair of my summer season!
I’m returning to ART IN THE BARN in Barrington… and I’ll be in my usual space with tons of pots & more. Lower Barn E4 & E6. A double booth with double the fun!!! Be sure to come out for lots of great artists in a great location for a great cause. It’s a fundraiser for the Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. So not only do you get some great new art, but you help support the hospital as well.

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Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

With autumn right around the corner, and ART IN THE BARN in week or so, it was time to start replenishing the pumpkin patch. Whimsical terra cotta pumpkins just in time for ART IN THE BARN and the upcoming holidays!

Next up in the studio… the newest addition to “The Ghouls Collection”!

Categories: art fair, friends, mugs

Huge thanks to everyone who came to ART IN THE GARDEN yesterday…
like my friend Allison who snatched up this new mug! Remember, we’re open again today from 10:00am-5:00pm. Come see us in Glenview!

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

Here’s a few of the collaboration salt & pepper shakers sets that went home yesterday. It’s a “mix & match” your own perfect set collaboration. You get one Cory shaker, one Gary shaker and one tray by either me or Cory. A fun game to put together your “perfect” set… a little harder for some with far too many combination options! Remember, again today only at ART IN THE GARDEN. We have a lot of great shakers & combinations left to play with!!!