Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: animals, artists, holiday

Here’s a quick peek of the Christmas gift I bought myself a couple weeks back.
I’ve been following Matt Wilson of Airtight Artwork on Instagram for awhile now.
Completely enamored by his ability to create precise bird sculptures out of everyday silverware!!!
Each bird has it’s own personality & attitude. And when his last “flock” was released on Etsy,
I just had to go for it… Merry Christmas to ME!!!

Categories: artists, murals

Wonderful colors & energy racing across the bricks! Another wonderful graffiti mural by Hebru Brantley… this one fittingly on the side of the Nike Store in Bucktown.

Categories: artists, My Talented Friends, textures

Just one hour left for this year’s ONE OF A KIND SHOW. Plenty of time to swing by Booth #2118 to see my friend Sarah Chapman’s beautiful jewelry & metal wall pieces like this one!

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: artists, sculpture

Beautiful metal wall pieces by another Lillstreet Studio member Abi Gonzales.
She’s having an Opening Reception tonight from 6:00-9:00 at the Lillstreet Annex Gallery.
C’mon by!!!

Categories: artists, Chicago

Never too busy for a bit of art… especially when you can play hooky at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoyed the Alexander Calder & Jeff Koons exhibit… and possibly the coolest staircase in Chicago!

Categories: artists, Chicago


A good day to get out of the office and see the artwork of Alexander Calder & Jeff Koons
at the Museum of Contemporary Art… and the coolest staircase in Chicago!!!

After the museum, we went over to Wrigleyville for lunch…
and again, because it’s MY Birthday Week…. nachos for lunch from Smoke Daddy!!!




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: artists, collaborations, friends

So Cheryl has been putting in more time than we expected matching up her paintings with my soda-fired frames. It’s kind of amazing how changing a frame, switching a painting, flipping the pair, etc. can make such a huge difference?! It’s like a big shell game trying to find & put together all of the perfect pairs. Glad it’s her and not me… and we thought making the art itself was the hard part?!!!


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???