Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bowls, food, friends

Looks like Kristy has been in the kitchen making a healthy & tasty treat of peaches & strawberries topped with basil & balsamic vinegar. Looking good in two of my stamped bowls… but I of course would want some vanilla ice cream to go under all of that healthy stuff!!!

Thanks for the photo Kristy!!!

Categories: bowls, food, friends

Okay, so now I”m hungry again… looks like Matt has been making some garlic scape pesto again… this time over pasta in one of my bowls with a stamped rim!

Categories: bowls, pottery

Just loving how those cherry tomatoes are making the bright blue glaze really POP!!! A nice blue set being used in the kitchen… berry bowl & spoon rest! Thanks Jeannine for the photo… glad your Mom is diggin’ her new pottery!!!

Categories: bowls, food

Blending up a batch of garlic scape pesto for lunch… which smells AMAZING!!! I didn’t know this was a thing. But thanks to Matt who suggested I try making some. And for those who still don’t know… a garlic scape is the squiggle-curly-stemmy portion of the garlic plant that usually gets thrown away. Who knew?!... just blend it with some olive oil & parmesan cheese… I got a bit crazy and added a little bit of spinach to make it even greener! Can’t wait to dig in… and then to smell like garlic for the rest of the day!

Categories: bowls, food, sgraffito

Looks like Kelly is enjoying her birthday with a yummy piece of pecan pie… in one of my sgraffito-carved bowls that she bought as a birthday present to herself.

Categories: bowls, food, friends

Looks like Kristy has been cooking up a bowl full of yumminess up in Wisconsin! I can almost taste it from here… thanks for sharing!

Categories: art fair, bowls, mugs, platters, pottery, sgraffito

Just one hour left… I’m starting to assemble the “official” POP-UP POTTERY SALE Photo Album that I’ll post only on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page at 7:00pm CST.

Once it’s LIVE… the first person to comment with “MINE” in the Comment Section of a single photo gets that pot! It’s first come, first serve… and a bit old-school. But it seems to work for me… as everyone can see what’s been claimed already, and what is still available.

You’ve seen a lot of previews today…
we’ve got just about an hour until the shopping begins! WHOO-HOO!!!

Click HERE to go right to my Facebook page!!!

Categories: bowls, sgraffito

Just imagine how yummy a couple scoops of ice cream would look in this bright green sgraffito bowl… with maybe just a “smidge” of hot fudge! Just one of the sgraffito bowls that will be part of my POP-UP POTTERY SALE only on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page!… starting in just two hours.

And who are we kidding… change that to GOBS OF HOT FUDGE!!!

Categories: art fair, bowls, pottery

Lots of holes means lots of drainage for these colorful BERRY BOWLS!!! These will also be part of my pop-up pottery sale online on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page starting tomorrow night at 7:00pm CST… Sunday 6/7/20.

Limited quantities… available ONLY on my Facebook page… grab ’em quick!!!

Categories: bowls, food, stamped

Beautiful cherries draining off in their new berry bowl! Love the color contrast… as well as Nature’s organic shapes contrasting with the repetitive stamped texture! Thanks as always for sending me your “pottery-in-use” photos!!!