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

And a special THANK YOU shout-out to my friend Sharon who made a great Instagram post about her trip to my place! She’s a real estate agent showing off her photography skills. Capturing a lot of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW… as I didn’t quite have the time to do it myself!!! Thanks Sharon!

And if you didn’t make it… see what you missed?!!! HA!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery

A HUGE holiday Thank You to everyone who made it to my place this weekend for my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. It was the perfect weekend for everyone to start their holiday shopping. So much fun hanging out & chatting with everyone in the comfort of my own home! A lot of pottery found its way to new homes… but there’s still plenty more where that came from. I’ve been very busy!

So… if you missed this weekend… or just need to do some more holiday shopping… I will be doing another HOLIDAY HOME SHOW on December 16th & 17th. The shelves will be replenished and my friend & talented metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me for both days!

Categories: art fair, bike, sunrise

Not a cloud in the sky again… so another beautiful bike ride again! You know I prefer clouded sunrise drama… but I’ll take a clear & quiet serene bike ride now & again. And today was the perfect start to the day. And now it’s time to get ready, re-stock, & replenish for Day Two of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. C’mon by…

Categories: art fair, pottery

And don’t forget the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW bargains on the back porch!!! It’s my annual “Tired of Shlepping Sale”!!! Lots of class demos, seconds & things I’m just tired of shlepping around to the art fairs! Big discounts while they last!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery

Morning light streaming through the dining room windows… shedding light on lots of pottery all prepped & ready for this weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. And that’s just one wall… it’s everywhere in every room! So stop by my condo today or tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm! Time to start your holiday gift shopping!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday, lidded jars, soda-fired, stamped

Just in case you haven’t heard the rumor by now… this weekend is my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! With pottery in every room of my condo all decorated for Christmas… wit festive food & drink in the kitchen. Plus, the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” is on the back porch with tons of discounted & clearance priced pottery. It’s the perfect chance to start your holiday shopping! So make your list… check it twice… then stop by this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am-6:00pm!

And bring a friend… or five!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday

So my “forest” of Christmas Trees is all ready for this HOLIDAY HOME SHOW weekend at my condo! I’ve got so many different sizes, patterns & textures… and some with metallic star toppers! They’re all over the place… trying to make room as there are a few more than I thought?! I think the grand total right now is at 83!!! Surely enough to find your favorites & put together a great looking trio for a bookshelf or mantle… or both! Or even a “long” forest of your own on a runner down the center of your dining room table?!

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th – 10:00am-6:00pm
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Categories: art fair, mugs

Busy this afternoon setting up for my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this weekend. The shelves are filling quickly… and I already have OVER A HUNDRED MUGS ready to go!!! They make the perfect holiday gift for your friends, co-workers or even yourself! Always food-safe, dishwasher-safe & microwave-safe! Surely there will be plenty of handmade mugs here to choose from!

Categories: art fair, holiday

So here’s a few more pictures of some of my clay Christmas Trees… all destined to make their “Big Debut” this weekend at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! Lots to choose from… different textures, different sizes & different shades of green. Narrow it down if you must… but I think a “trio of trees” would look great on your fireplace mantle or dining room table! No dibs… it’s first come, first served.

Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery, special events

Time to start making your lists.. .and checking them twice! Hard to believe that next weekend is already my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! With pottery in every room of my condo all decked-out for Christmas, food & drink in the kitchen… and the ever-popular “Tired Of Schlepping Sale” on the back porch! So mark your calendars… while I’m busy in the studio & at home getting everything ready for another BIG Holiday Home Show!!! And bring your festive friends…