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

And speaking of ART IN THE GARDEN collaborations…
here’s another one I’ve been working on with Jill Miller of Hooey Batiks!
Looking forward to seeing what she does with these porcelain buttons…
of course after they’re glazed!

Categories: art fair, collaborations, textures

So I’ve been working on these little “pocket” pieces… still not quite sure why?! One of the best parts of ART IN THE GARDEN is the collaborations that happen amongst the artists. These were “designed” by metalsmith Amy Taylor for our collaboration. She came up with an idea, and I’m always willing to play. I’m still not quite sure what she’s going to do with them after they’re soda-fired… but I’m sure it will be something really cool… like everything Amy does!!!


Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

Working on my collaboration project with Cory McCrory for ART IN THE GARDEN. She may have had a bit of a head-start… but I think I did pretty good at catching up today!!! More to come…

Okay, now let’s not get crazy…
these are three views of the same cylinders!!! It’s NOT over  a hundred cylinders!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, friends

One of the best parts of ART IN THE GARDEN is that we get to “play with” the other artists on some fun collaboration projects. Looks like my pal Cory McCrory has already started her part… guess I need to get started on MY part of the project too! She’s got a good head-start on me… hopefully I’ll “catch-up” tomorrow!!!

Categories: art fair

Okay, so I’ve been a little “busy” lately… both good & bad…
and I’m now having a bit of a calendar FREAK OUT!!!

I just realized that my next art fair is just three weeks away!
Uh oh… guess I gotta get my act together and quick! Still a lot of pots & projects to make
before ART IN THE GARDEN in Glenview, Illinois!!!

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

HUGE CONGRATS to my friend & former pottery student Martin Chadwick for winning BEST OF SHOW at this weekend’s Southport Arts Festival. Not only is he a fine potter, but his paintings are out-of-this-world!!! And it’s so exciting to see that his amazing talent & creative efforts have been rewarded. Well done Mate!

Click here to see more of Martin’s amazing paintings!!!

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

Huge thanks to everyone who came out this weekend for the
HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL. We had surprisingly great weather both days,
met quite a few fun people and a LOT of pots & mugs found their way off to new homes.
Thanks again!!!


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

Waiting for someone to snatch ‘em up today at the HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL.
We are now officially open for the day. Giddy-up!!!

Categories: art fair, flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

The shelves have been replenished for Day Two of the HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL…
today from 10am-5pm. The sun is trying its best and it looks like another beautiful day
in Burlington Park! C’mon by Booth #90.

Categories: art fair

All set-up and ready to kick-off the HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL.
Today & tomorrow 10am-5pm in Burlington Park in downtown Hinsdale
just north of the train station!!!