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

Catherine, one of my pottery students, had been covering this Sarah Chapman necklace on her website. Just a couple days ago… it SOLD to someone else! Guess Catherine is going to need to find a new one at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW … this weekend at the Merchandise Mart Booth 2118.

Categories: art fair, artists, craftsmanship, creativity, My Talented Friends

My Talented Friend & amazing metalsmith Sarah Chapman is back in town this weekend and showing her artistry at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW. Starting tomorrow at the Merchandise Mart, the art fair continues through the weekend. Sarah is in Booth 2118… and I’ll be helping her there on Saturday & Sunday. Be sure to swing by to say “Hi”… and to see Sarah’s amazing metal & gemstone masterpieces!

Categories: art fair, pottery

HUGE THANKS to everyone who came out this weekend for my Holiday Home Show… and thanks to the sun for shining in & hitting the pots on the dining room table just right throughout the day. We’ve officially kicked off the holiday shopping season… giddy-up!!!

Categories: art fair, bowls, food

Just spending a little time this morning restocking & replenishing shelves for Day Two of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW… including the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” shelves on the back porch! Don’t forget, we’re open again today from 10:00am-6:00pm!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Just spending a little time this morning restocking & replenishing shelves for Day Two of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW… including the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” shelves on the back porch! Don’t forget, we’re open again today from 10:00am-6:00pm!

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

All clean and ready to go for Day Two of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. The apple cider is already in the crockpot… aroma wafting through my condo! Getting ready to kick-off Day Two in about an hour or so!

Funny story… I went through years of Holiday Home Shows while serving warm apple cider in styrofoam cups. Suddenly, a few years back, the light bulb went off and I “realized” that I should make mugs for the apple cider. Save the planet & promote my product. I’m kind of embarrassed that it took me so long to figure that out. Sometimes it’s hard to see the obvious!

Categories: art fair

Sometimes the best way to choose a good textured wall piece or two… is to plunk yourself down right there on the floor to lay them out to visualize how they might look on your wall.

Categories: art fair

Day One of the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW was a success… so much fun seeing friends & customers again doing a little holiday shopping! So glad that people have been vaccinated, willing to still wear their masks… with everyone trying to get a little closer to normal. Looking forward to having more fun & selling more pottery tomorrow for Day Two! Hope you can stop by!

And yes, if you look closely... that is indeed my “Knight Before Christmas” in the corner of my dining room!

Categories: art fair, pottery

A quick reminder that MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW is this weekend! With plenty of pottery for everyone on your Holiday Gift List… and your personal Wish List too!!! Hope you can make it this weekend… with masks required for everyone… and please feel free to bring a friend or two… or five!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday, mugs

My HOLIDAY HOME SHOW kicks-off tomorrow!

And I’m unpacking, pricing & stocking the shelves… already with OVER A HUNDRED MUGS on the shelves. With a lot more pottery still to put out. It’s my biggest show with the most inventory of the year! Pottery in every room of my condo… and the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” on the back porch!

The perfect time to start your holiday gift shopping!