Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: art fair, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

Wouldn’t someone on your holiday gift list love some soda-fired textures?!…
like these square vases with a different pattern on each side?!
Several still looking for good homes this weekend at
MUD & METAL : My Second Holiday Home Show!!!

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

Things are getting festive around here!
With just over a week left to get all of your holiday shopping done…
make your list and head over to my place this weekend for
MUD & METAL : My Second Holiday Home Show!

It will be a great chance to mark a few people off your gift list!
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. C’mon by!!!

1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660…
the one with the green totem pole in front!!!

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

Replenishing shelves… prepping, pricing & placing on shelves all over my place! Just getting ready for the last of my holiday sales… THIS WEEKEND is my Second Holiday Home Show!!! Hope you can make it to MUD & METAL with my friend & metalsmith Amy Taylor!!!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

We’re just a couple days away from MUD & METAL…
My Second Holiday Home Show!

So make sure you have your shopping list ready and then come over to start marking off names!!! Lots of pottery in every room and my talented friend Amy Taylor’s silver jewelry in the Dining Room! Beautiful gifts for everyone!

Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Going down to the Merchandise Mart again today to hang out with my metalsmith friend Sarah Chapman in Booth #2118. C’mon down for the last day of the ONE OF A KIND SHOW. And you’ll see beauties like these necklaces by Sarah… with stacked freshwater pearls & citrine beads, or vintage faceted cherry amber!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

Just a quick reminder…
We’re just one week away from another Holiday Home Show!!!
This time it’s MUD & METAL with my metalsmith friend Amy Taylor joining in for the festivities. We’re going two days this year for twice the fun. So be sure to mark your calendar, share this post, and make a good holiday shopping list… which should obviously have your own name on it too!!!

Categories: art fair, mugs, special events

STARTING TOMORROW AT 7:00PM Central time!!!
ONLY ON MY FIRE WHEN READY POTTERY FACEBOOK PAGE!!!

MY ANNUAL ST. NICK’S ONLINE MUG SALE

So the plan is much like the last online sale…
I’m posting photos of all twenty mugs here on my blog. Both sides of each mug for comparison. Some are the same on both sides, while others have some dramatic flashing effects from the soda-kiln firing!

Then tomorrow Thursday, December 6th at 7:00pm CST, I will post the “official” Photo Album on my Facebook pottery page. Once posted on Facebook, it’s gonna be a first come, first served race to the end. The first person to post a “MINE” Comment on a photo in the Facebook Photo Album will “claim” their prize. The online sale will continue until midnight Friday, December 14th.

Feel free to post comments here on the mugs, but keep in mind that ONLY the first person to Comment on Facebook will get the mug! Use this blog posting as your “window shopping” opportunity before the store opens!

Each mug is priced at $50 which includes shipping & handling (within the contiguous US please.) And remember, that all mugs are handmade and one-of-a-kind. As well as food-safe, dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe… just not gravity-safe!

Click here to go to my pottery Facebook page. Be sure to click LIKE so you’re ready for the big sale this Thursday!

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Categories: art fair, mugs, special events

Here’s a quick peek at the mugs that will be going up for sale this Thursday, December 6th to celebrate St. Nick’s Day. I will post better photos here on my blog tonight so you can see both sides of each mug. But then tomorrow night at 7:00pm Central I will open up the sale on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page. It will be first-come, first-claimed. Feel free to comment on these photos, but don’t even try to claim them ahead of time. Have fun looking, choose your favorites, and then shop on Facebook Thursday evening to snatch-up your mug.

So remember, there’s no pre-sale calling of dibs. No “claiming” of the mugs ahead of time here on the website. Only the Facebook Comments to claim them starting Thursday evening after I place the official sale kick-off on Facebook,

More details to come… but in the meantime, click here for my Facebook page and hit FOLLOW… so you’re all ready to go TOMORROW!!!

Categories: art fair, mugs, special events

So who’s looking for a great holiday gift?
Maybe a handmade mug for that special someone?…
even if YOU are that special someone!!!

Well, in 24 hours we’re celebrating St. Nick’s Day with my ONLINE MUG SALE.
I will post twenty mugs on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page tomorrow at 7:00pm.
The first one to claim a mug in the Comment section of each mug will get it.
Pick quick, claim quicker… they’re gonna go fast!

Watch here for more “teasers”… and then switch to Facebook for the real moment when the sale goes LIVE tomorrow evening at 7:00pm!

Click here for my Facebook page… and then hit FOLLOW!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

In case you missed the first Holiday Home Show…
in just TWO WEEKS I will be hosting another Holiday Home Show to help check people off your holiday shopping list! I’m replenishing shelves of pottery in every room of my condo… and my talented metalsmith friend Amy Taylor will be joining me for the fun!!!

Wrap it up!!!… pottery & jewelry for everyone on your list!!!