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

A quick reminder that tomorrow from 12:00noon to 7:00pm CST is my MUGSHOT MONDAY STUDIO SALE!!! One last grab-n-go holiday sale for my local Chicago area friends & fans starting with a HUNDRED MUGS! The perfect chance to pick up that last-minute gift for that special someone… or even yourself?! With special holiday pricing… the more you buy, the bigger the discounts!

Hope to see you tomorrow with all the safety precautions in place!
My studio is located on the second floor of Lillstreet Art Center at
4401 North Ravenswood – Studio 205 West.
We’re on the corner of Montrose & Ravenswood…
and remember MASKS ARE REQUIRED!!!

And these are just a FEW of the mugs I’ll have ready to go at NOON tomorrow!

Categories: art fair, holiday, mugs, studio

Well, the online orders are all shipped out to my “far-away fans”… so now it’s time for a little last-minute shopping for my Chicago area peeps! This Monday, I’ll be celebrating another MUGSHOT MONDAY with an in-studio, grab-n-go Mug Sale from 12:00noon-7:00pm. About a hundred mugs in my studio all ready for the pickin’! No dibs. No packing. No shipping.

Feel free to stop by (with your mask on) to grab a couple mugs for gifts… or for yourself! With special holiday discounts… the more you buy, the bigger the discount!

Here’s my studio address in case you can make it…
4401 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640.
I’m on the second floor of Lillstreet Art Center on the northeast corner of Montrose & Ravenswood – Studio 205 West halfway down the hall on the right. C’mon up, we’ll be staying safe, distanced & hand-sanitized all day!

Categories: art fair, mugs

Fresh outta the kiln yesterday… just in time for some last-minute holiday gifts! All of these glazed mugs will be available next Monday for a “grab-n-go” event at my studio!

More details to come for my local Chicago area fans & followers who are still looking to spread some holiday cheer in a mug this year… including The Grinch mug!!!

Categories: art fair, bowls, friends, platters, stamped

This summer I reunited with a couple of my best friends from High School! They surprised me by showing up at ART IN THE GARDEN in August… completely unexpected! I haven’t seen them for YEARS!!! It was such a sweet surprise to see Anna & Jenn and their families right there in my art fair booth… SURPRISE!!! Especially their adorable Mom who has know me since our High School days!

So it’s extra special to see Mom’s display of my pottery pieces on her table (along with a Cory McCrory plate!)… but it’s the baby photos of Anna & Jenn that kill me!!! Could that BE any cuter… let’s just say they’re both several decades older now… but still just as cute!!!

Categories: art fair, bowls, holiday, platters, pottery, stamped

‘Tis the season for red & green… as we head into Day Two of my limited-access & socially-distant HOLIDAY HOME SHOW! Wear your mask and buy some pottery for everyone on your holiday shopping list… and maybe a thing or two for yourself as well?! You deserve it… it’s been a rough year!

Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery

A welcoming wreath on my door for all who stop by my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW today & tomorrow from 10am-6pm. We’re staying as safe as possible with limited access, face masks required, hand sanitizer, contactless checkout & more! Pottery makes the perfect holiday gift! C’mon by!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Just a quick reminder that I will be hosting another HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this weekend. I’ve re-stocked the shelves & re-filled the hand sanitizer bottles! Plenty of pottery for everyone… check a few people off your holiday gift list! We’re going as safe as possible with face masks required, hand sanitizers, contact-less checkout & limited access.

I would love to have you stop by, but if you’re still staying safe at home these days I TOTALLY get it! Kudos! Just remember that you can still shop from the safety of you own couch by clicking HERE for My Online Pottery Store!

Categories: animals, art fair, soda-fired, special events, stamped

So we’re currently eleven days into my TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS POTTERY SALE… and here’s a little “teaser” of the special event headed your way tomorrow to celebrate Day Twelve!!! And no, that’s NOT a partridge in a pear tree… but close…

Categories: art fair, inspiration

I ran across this snippet somewhere online… and it made me giggle just a bit. As I had literally just done a little happy-dance “jig” in my kitchen as I was wrapping up a few more pottery purchases to ship out! Luckily no one was there to see me!

Thank you to everyone shopping local & supporting artists this season… keep shopping and I’ll keep dancing in my kitchen!!!

Click HERE to keep shopping… My Online Pottery Store!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Well, I know things are still crazy out there…
but we’re keeping it safe over here!

So I will be opening up my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW once again this weekend. The shelves have been re-stocked, including the “Tired of Shlepping” Sale shelves!!! Plenty of pottery for everyone!!! We’re keeping it safe with face masks, hand sanitizers and limited access. Be aware that if you come by, you may need to wait for a few minutes until it’s your turn to come in if someone else is already shopping!

Saturday, December 12th – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, December 13th – 10:00am-6:00pm
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Located in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood on the southeast corner of Rosemont & Glenwood… between Clark & Broadway, two block s south of Devon. It’s the one with the green ceramic totem pole in front!!!

Shopping in person is always more fun… touching, loving, feeling. But if you’re not comfortable with shopping in person, which I totally get, remember you can always shop my pottery online too! Click HERE for online shopping!