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

This weekend is the Ravenswood Art Walk.
A great chance to wander up & down Ravenswood and peek into all of the studios, workspaces & galleries hidden along the way.

And look who made it into the brochure!!! ME!!!
Looks like I was painting last year’s Zombies during the Art Walk when they took that photo?!

Not quite sure about the groovy pattern they overlayed on top of the photo…
makes it look like I have some sort of geometric skin condition???

 

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, friends

ART IN THE BARN is just over a week away in Barrington…
and it looks like my favorite painter Cheryl Holz has been busy making pieces for the show.
Sure, they’re pretty and all… but they kinda need a frame, right?!
Maybe a clay one would be cool?…. you know how I LOVE a good collaboration!

For more about Cheryl Holz and her beautifully inspired multi-media work…
click here for her website.

Categories: art fair, food

Kickin’ off a little pre-art fair with a stop at my favorite Glenview hot spot!!!
After a VERY windy & wave-crashing clouded “sunrise” bike ride…
it’s great to find out that a half dozen donuts is really NINE at Joe Donut.

Now I’m not good at math, but?… and I’m not complaining either!!!

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Categories: art fair, artists, bowls

So by now you’ve probably figured it out…
artist collaborations are all the rage at ART IN THE GARDEN.
And I’ve been working on a fun combo with my buddy Cory McCrory.

We’re focusing on chip & dip bowls. I did the “chips” and she did the “dips.”
You get to mix & match your own perfect set while you’re at ART IN THE GARDEN!

Use it to serve chips & dips, veggies & dips, whatever…
or separate them and have two great bowls when you’re not doing snacks.
There’s a limited quantity… so stop by early if you want to match up your own perfect set!

Here’s just a few om my CHIP bowls… waiting to be matched up with one of Cory’s bowls!

Categories: art fair, artists

My tent is set with shelving up.
Tomorrow I fill it with pottery and then we let the games begin!!!
ART IN THE GARDEN tomorrow and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm.
It’s a great show with a bunch of talented friends working together
to produce this fun grassroots event. Lots of collaborations going on all around!
We all hope you can stop by Glenview this weekend.

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Categories: art fair, artists, bowls, collaborations, glaze

Stacked, packed and ready for this weekend’s art fair in Glenview!
Join us this Saturday & Sunday for ART IN THE GARDEN..
it’s a great little grassroots art fair with some talented friends showing, playing
& collaborating together!

Click here to check us out at www.grassrootsartfair.com

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

It appears that my talented metalsmith friend Amy Taylor has gotten a bit out of control
on the whole collaboration thing… IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE!!!
Here’s a glimpse of the collaboration pieces she’s been making for ART IN THE GARDEN
with woodturner Ken Staggs!

We love this part of this art fair. So much fun working with each other to make new
& unusual pieces – only available this weekend at ART IN THE GARDEN in Glenview!!!

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Categories: art fair, artists, friends, textures

The collaboration projects for ART IN THE GARDEN are coming along quite nicely. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the beautiful silver necklace pendants that Amy Taylor has made using some of my textured clay pieces as cabachons. I just hope she doesn’t confuse a ridged chip with one of my pieces as she’s snacking & working at the same time?!!! Either direction would be a bad mistake!

Categories: art fair, bowls, glaze, kiln firing, stamped

After this morning’s sunrise bike ride, I swung by the studio to unload one last kiln for this weekend’s ART IN THE GARDEN. And I was quite pleased with these large bowls. These green glazes worked perfectly with the stamping… pooling, breaking & running in all the right places! Can’t wait to show these off and to send a few off to good homes… maybe with a little add-on thanks to my “cohort in crime” Cory McCrory!!!

Categories: art fair, collaborations

One of the things I love about Cory McCrory is her whimsical nature, her quirky style and her ability to see the bright side. Offering up a rainbow or two to brighten your day… come see them this weekend at ART IN THE GARDEN when they become part of our collaboration project!