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

Looks like Cory McCrory has yet another trick up her sleeve… as if she weren’t busy enough… she’s “upping” the cute factor of our collaboration project and pushing it over the top!!! Can’t wait to see where this takes us…

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, color, textures

With ART IN THE GARDEN in just a few days… looks like Cory is racing to the Finish Line… and making sure that all of her collaboration pieces make it into that one last kiln that comes out “just in time” for the art fair this weekend!!! I see color… and texture… and whimsy… three of my favorite things!!! Can’t wait to see the finished pieces when mine get added into the mix this Saturday & Sunday in Glenview, Illinois!!!

Categories: collaborations, glaze, porcelain, production, soda-fired, stamped, textures

Textured porcelain buttons up-close & personal…
can’t wait to see what Jill does with them and her beautiful Hooey Batiks!!!
Some glazed, some soda-fired, lots of colors & textures!
ART IN THE GARDEN coming soon!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, glaze, porcelain, stamped, textures

Just a pile of porcelain buttons headed down to Jill Miller of Hooey Batiks
so she can finish up her part of our collaboration for ART IN THE GARDEN.
Come to our grassroots art fair next weekend in Glenview, Illinois…
Saturday, September 7th & Sunday, September 8th!!!

Categories: collaborations, glaze, porcelain, process, stamped, textures

One step closer to my collaboration with Jill Miller of Hooey Batiks
for ART IN THE GARDEN! Always fun to open the kiln to see that glaze magic
that happened around cone six!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, color

Looks like Cory McCrory has been adding some colored underglaze accents to her part of our collaboration project for ART IN THE GARDEN. We’re just over a week away… as our little grassroots art fair is on September 7th & 8th in Glenview, Illinois. It’s all coming together…

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, soda-fired, stamped, textures

With ART IN THE GARDEN getting closer & closer… we have just under two weeks to complete all of our collaborations! These little pottery pocket pieces were “designed” by metalsmith Amy Taylor as she already had a “plan” for them. So I made a bunch, stamped & soda-fired them… and now I can’t wait to see what Amy has planned for them?! She’s being kinda secretive about it… but hinted that it “might not” include any metal?!!! Crazy, right?… as she’s known for her amazing metal work & hinges!!!

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

As if Cory’s collaboration pieces weren’t cool enough… now they’re getting cute too!
Looks like she’s been adding some adorable accents in certain places…
like birds sitting on a fence for ART IN THE GARDEN!!!

Categories: artists, collaborations, textures

Looks like things are coming along nicely in Cory’s studio…
more of the collaboration pieces she’s working on for ART IN THE GARDEN!!!
Hopefully our pieces & parts will “play well” with each other!!!

Categories: artists, collaborations, textures

More from Cory’s studio… more teasers of the collaboration project we’re working on
for ART IN THE GARDEN. Textures & curves… more to come!