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

One of the funniest collaborations at ART IN THE GARDEN last weekend were the funky chickens made by Cory McCrory & Jill Miller. As artists we love the chance to “play” with another artist to see what happens! I’m sure these two had a great time creating these fantastic creatures… with Jill dyeing the fabric & Cory making the ceramic body parts!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

Good thing Cory has been making tumblers to go with my water carafes! A fun & functional collaboration to keep you happy & hydrated. Come to ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend and you can choose one of my stamped & soda-fired water carafes… and then choose a pair of Cory’s tumblers to go with it. Limited quantities… you might want to come early for the best selection.

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And she’s been sanding, smoothing & polishing her bottoms too!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, textures

Well, here they are… your first glimpse of the final collaboration combinations! Mary Foster made the mini gouache paintings that fit perfectly in my stamped & glazed picture frames. A fun collaboration assembled & right now, drying overnight… and getting ready for their “Big Debut” this weekend at ART IN THE GARDEN. There are only ten of these mini-masterpieces… so you may want to come early?! No calling dibs!!!

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

I’ve always loved the whimsical nature of Cory McCrory’s work… but these have me totally intrigued! I know they’re part of another collaboration project for ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend. But it’s not with me… and I can’t wait to see what’s going on?!

A big part of the FUN at this art fair is seeing the crazy & cool collaborations that happen between the artists!!!

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, friends

Just a few more “teasers” of what my “cohort in collaboration” Cory McCrory has been up to in her studio as we prepare for ART IN THE GARDEN. We’ll be combining our efforts this weekend… and we’d love for you to see the final results!!! Limited quantities… come on out early!!!

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

Look what just spilled out of the bag… kinda like “letting the cat out of the bag”… but it’s a bunch of beautiful mini-paintings by the talented Mary Foster! Just another collaboration in the works for this weekend’s ART IN THE GARDEN in Glenview! Now I’ve just got to add my part in the next couple days!!!

Categories: collaborations, wheelthrowing

Sometimes it’s all about the spout. I wasn’t so sure about them. But now that they’re all in place I’m kinda diggin’ them. Sure, they still need some clean-up & smoothing, but I like how these are coming together for ART IN THE GARDEN!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, handbuilding

Looks like Cory McCrory has started adding a splash of color to her pieces in her studio! Can’t wait to see how these get finished… and how they’ll work together with my parts of this collaboration project. One of the best parts of ART IN THE GARDEN is the collaborations between a bunch of talented friends! A fun grassroots art fair in Glenview, Illinois… coming soon on September 11th & 12th.

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Categories: collaborations, process, production

Did a little throwing on the wheel this evening after a full day of Wheelthrowing Camp with the kids! Had to get my parts & pieces started for some upcoming collaborations… I’ve got some major catching up to do! Been a little busy with the kids…

Categories: artists, collaborations, handbuilding, studio, textures

I always love a good studio process shot… like these sweet cups coming along in Cory McCrory’s studio! Looks like they now have bottoms… moving along nicely for our collaboration project!