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

HUGE THANKS to everyone who came out to ART IN THE BARN this weekend…
especially all of those who went home with one of our limited edition collaboration pieces!!!
It was such a beautiful weekend, and so much fun hanging out with so many talented artists
and supportive friends & family. It was a great way to finish up my summer art fair season.
Thanks again!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, tiles

Halloween is a’happening here at ART IN THE BARN.
Got this groovy pumpkin tile from my friend Mike Skiersch…
he’s in the Lower Barn #A02 with his collectible tiles!!!

Categories: art fair, tiles

Early morning sun on ClayQuilt tile boards at ART IN THE BARN.

Categories: art fair, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

So here’s the big ONLINE reveal… Werewolves fresh from the kiln
and going straight to Barrington for ART IN THE BARN.
The newest addition to The Ghouls Collection!

Some cute & clean, while others have obviously been “snacking” on something!!!
Each with its own personality! A limited edition of forty werewolves to mix & mingle
with all of the Ghouls who went before!!!


Categories: art fair, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

So here’s the Wolf Pack after firing… just one shelf full of crazy canis lupus!
More shelves & more werewolves below. Cooling…
soon to descend upon the folks at ART IN THE BARN!!!

Categories: art fair, textures, vases

So excited to bring my new soda-fired flower bricks to ART IN THE BARN this weekend!
I think they turned out pretty cool… can’t wait to see them with some flowers in them!!!
I’m hoping to get some good photos before they fly off the shelves!!!

And especially pleased that my first project using my new STODOLA texture rolling pins turned out well. They were fun to play with… can’t wait to make more cool textures with the carved rolling pins! Click here to check out their website!

Categories: art fair, collaborations, friends

One last “sneak preview” of a few of the collaboration pieces that we’re bringing to ART IN THE BARN this weekend. My friend & multi-media painter Cheryl Holz and I have been working on combined works. One of her beautiful paintings in one of my stamped & soda-fired picture frames. They are a limited edition of twenty… so come out to Barrington early to get your own “clay & paint” collaboration masterpiece!!!

Categories: art fair

There’s the Barn!!! And I’ll be on the Lower Level in Booths E4 & E6.
It’s a fun show where the artists are scattered around the original farms of Quaker Oats…
now the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on Route 22 in Barrington.
Some artists will be in their own tents, while some are in the Barn, the Corn Crib, the Machine Shed and all of the other original buildings! Plus, there’s live music, kids activities, entertainment and food! Not to mention all of the amazing art!!!

Click here for the ART IN THE BARN website with full info & details!

Categories: art fair, collaborations, friends, soda-fired, stamped

So Cheryl Holz has been narrowing it down. Finalizing the pairings of her multi-media paintings with my stamped & soda-fired frames. Once she decides, and stops second-guessing herself, they will be adhered to the picture frame. Then they will all be making their way to ART IN THE BARN this weekend. We will reveal the collaboration in both of our booths… she’ll have half of them upstairs, and I’ll have the other half downstairs in The Barn.

Be sure to stop by… quantities are very limited!


Categories: art fair

It’s my final outdoor show of the season! ART IN THE BARN in Barrington. And it’s a big one… with a DOUBLE BOOTH full of pottery! Lots of bowls, mugs, vases, plates and all of the usuals… as well as ClayQuilts, masks and some other novelty pieces. Including the “big debut” of this year’s addition to The Ghouls Collection!