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

Huge thanks to everyone who came over yesterday for our Mud & Metal Holiday Home Show. Amy and I had so much fun playing with all of you, chatting it up and selling off a few holiday gifts for your friends & loved ones. In case you missed the festivities, here are a few tiny peeks!

Categories: art fair, holiday

One hour till kick-off of the Holiday Home Show. And the very first person to come into my condo singing one of my favorite Christmas carols gets a FREE MUG!!! And it will be a challenge for some… MELE KALIKIMAKA!!! Time to get your tropical holidays on!!!

Categories: art fair

One last reminder about tomorrow’s Holiday Home Show at my place!
Pottery in every room of my condo, food, drink, cookies, Christmas cheer, Tired Of Shlepping Sale on the back porch, and Amy Taylor with her incredible jewelry in the Dining Room! So much fun and a GREAT way to finish off your holiday shopping… even if it’s with a gift or three for yourself!!!


Categories: art fair

With tomorrow’s Holiday Home Show just hours away, I’m replenishing the Tired Of Shlepping Sale with even more pieces!!! Lots of orange dots everywhere!!! Marking stuff down… some as low as $10, $5 or even FREE!!! I’m guessing these little gems will go fast!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, friends, My Talented Friends
Another afternoon of fun hanging out with the talented Sarah Chapman
at the “One Of A Kind Show.” Lots of beautiful work, baubles & shadowplay!


Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Spent the day with my friend & talented metalsmith Sarah Chapman down at the “One Of A Kind Show” downtown at the Merchandise Mart. Her jewelry is pretty darn amazing… and so is she! Stop by tomorrow from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Amazing jewelry. Great designs. And fun customers…
one of whom referred to this second piece as “tiny baskets of frickin’ jewels.”

Categories: art fair, holiday, My Talented Friends

Still need to do some holiday shopping? Looking for that perfect gift for that perfect someone… or even yourself? Well, next Saturday is my Second Holiday Home Show. The perfect chance to swing by my place to do some shopping, chatting or just kickin’ back on my sofa! Also, my friend & fantastic metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me for the day with her beautiful jewelry. So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16th at my place… and bring a friend or two!!!


Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

Looks like my friend & talented metalsmith Amy Taylor has a lot of shining beauties on her workbench getting ready for next weekend. Remember, she’ll by my Guest Artist again for this year’s Mud & Metal : My Second Holiday Home Show on Saturday, December 16th. Mark your calendars!

Categories: art fair, mugs

Well, it’s 7:00am…
and what better way to kick-off St. Nick’s Day than with an Online Mug Sale?!

So the annual online sale just started on my Facebook pottery page.
Click here and grab a mug or two as soon as you can.
It’s first come, first served… and when they’re gone, they’re GONE!!!

Here’s a quick glimpse… nine of the sixteen mugs!!
Check them all out at

Categories: art fair, mugs

Coming soon to a Facebook page near you…
The St. Nick’s Day Online Mug Sale starts in just one hour
on my Facebook pottery page…¬†