Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: color, creativity, patterns

Okay, so I have this odd “fascination” with ugly hotel & theater carpets!!!
They’re always crazy colors, patterns & designs that go with NOTHING ELSE!!!
So imagine my surprise when I found this one to be not so terrible… uh oh…
sure, nothing I would want in my house… but it caught me off guard,
and now I’m a bit concerned my taste-level might be in question?!

Categories: color, friends, garden, textures

So many colors. So many textures. So many patterns! Loving all of these different coleus plants that my Peoria friend Rosene has been propagating in her basement. She’s already working on next’s year’s crop… some of which might just make it up to live on my front porch next summer?!!!

Categories: color, flowers, nature

These may just be my new favorite flower?
LOVING THE DAHLIAS!!!
Kinda glowing with color… no filter needed!!

Categories: color, nature, seasons, textures

Today started as a beautiful Fall day. Crisp & sunny.
But then the clouds moved in… at least the Fall colors & textures remained.

Categories: art fair, artists, color

EVEN CUTER IN COLOR!!!
Cory McCrory is rockin’ it for our collaboration coming together this weekend
at ART IN THE GARDEN this Saturday & Sunday in Glenview, Illinois!

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: 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: color, flowers

Colorful flowers to brighten your Friday!

Categories: color, flowers

Summer’s asiatic lilies.
Mother Nature sure is painting the gardens with beautiful colors these days!

Categories: color, creativity

Kicking off the last day of this week’s Summer Camp with a festive splash of color!
You know how I LOVE a good tie-dye!!!